What do Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, Axel Rose, Sting, Virginia Woolf, and Lord Byron have in common They are all famous, and it is believed, that they all have suffered from bipolar (Mondimore 1999). Bipolar is like a cancer of the mind, with treatment it can go into remission, but inevitably it always comes back. Bipolar has many forms, and doesn?t discriminate against gender or race (American Psychiatric Association 1994). Medications, therapy, and a support team help patients to deal with the ups and downs, and lead a normal life.
Mania is one of the main, and the most destructive, symptoms of bipolar (Mondimore 1999). The manic phase of bipolar can start out wonderful for a patient, especially when coming right out of a depression. The good feeling of mania is often short lived, and is replaced quickly with anger and irritability. As the patient climbs higher into mania they start lashing out in anger, and sometimes violence. As mania progresses the patient usually feels as if they are thinking very clear, and mental processes are moving fast. Soon, clear thinking turns into uncontrollable racing thoughts.
Other symptoms of Mania include extravagant
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