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Bipolar Disorder and Bereavement

If a client has being already diagnosis with Bipolar disorder. How might bereavement complicate a client's diagnosis. How can a counselor and or psychologist make changes to the client's diagnosis

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"Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression" (WebMD, 2013, para 1). It can often lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships, challenges with careers, and, in some severe cases, issues with suicide. The general symptoms of Bipolar are intense mood swings that go from manic to depressive and cycle on a consistent basis. The cycle timing is dependent upon the individual and the severity of the Bipolar disorder. The general trend however, is that an individual with bipolar will experience bouts of mania in which they feel invisible, make spontaneous decisions, excessive happiness, and racing thoughts and they will experience bouts of depression in which they feel sadness, anxiety, loss of energy and can have uncontrollable crying (WebMD, 2013).

Moods can be difficult to control in those with bipolar disorder and are generally regulated with medication and psychotherapy ...

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A discussion regarding Bipolor Disorder and how bereavement might complicate that diagnosis for an individual. 542 words, 2 references.