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Bipolar disorder

Presented by:

Hajar AL doomi &

Jawaher Al hibsi



Out line :

  • What is it bipolar ?
  • Characteristic of a bipolar person, history and
  • some terminology used in this illness.
  • Policy and rules on this illness
  • Can this illness happens to children
  • Interview with Dr. Nada
  • What are the treatments of it ?
  • Accommodations in the classroom
  • Assistive devise / IEP
  • Professionals who deal with children with bipolar.(school, home and doctors).
  • Famous people with this illness.. Video
  • Reference list


There 3 types of bipolar disorder..

1. Bipolar 1

2. Bipolar II



Until now the cause is un.


What is it bipolar ?

Bipolar disorder is one of the mental illness that mean strong shifts or changes in the moods. Which refer to the brain imbalance because of the way brain cells contact with each other.(2008,P17)


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Can we make a genetic test to know if a person has bipolar?

No we can't it's not possible but scientist have made huge research on the processing of the brain.(2008.P43)

There are two factors that could cause this illness.

Manic & depressed


Can this disease happen to children?

In the past People believed that it could only happen to adults.(P42.2008)

These days 18% of children are diagnosed with bipolar but allot of experts say that they are miss diagnosed. In addition scientist say that If their a history in the family this might increase the risk

Anthony Kane, MD


201224.Will Savage

0Children with bipolar disorder: Maybe true, definitely troubling



  • Heightened mood and exaggerated optimism and self-confidence.
  • Decreased need for sleep.
  • Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior.
  • Depression. ( loose of motivation, energy. ( P32,33)


History (Krans,2012)

  • Greece discovered it in early as the 1st Century.
  • In the 17th Century Robert Burton wrote the book "The Anatomy of Melancholy".
  • Later that century. People known mania and depression are separate.
  • In 1851 French psychiatrist Falret :
  • first documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
  • noted the genetic connection in this illness.
  • Kraepelinrecognized biological causes of mental illnesses.

Jules G. François Baillarger, a French psychiatrist and neurologist.



  • Chronic= for long periods of time.
  • Delusions= to the belief in false ideas.
  • Hallucinations= Seeing or hearing things that are not there.
  • Hyperactivity= A higher than normal level of activity.
  • Insomnia=Inability to sleep.
  • ECT= It is an electric current which used as treatment.

Professionals (Segal ,2012)

  • Doctors:
  • Psychological sessions.
  • Medication.
  • Parents and School:
  • Learn about bipolar disorder.
  • Encourage the person to get help.
  • Don’t take any comments personally.
  • Patient with bipolar:
  • Manage stress.
  • Accept your own limits.
  • Communicate.


Bipolar disorder requires lifelong treatment, even during periods when you feel better. Treatment is usually guided by a psychiatrist skilled in treating the condition. With a help from psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses. The main treatments for bipolar disorder contain medications; individual, group or family psychological counseling (psychotherapy); or education and support groups.

(Mayo Clinic staff)



  • Teacher’s methods
  • 1. ignore negative behaviors and encourage positive behavior.
  • 2. the ability to laugh at oneself and at situations.
  • 3. Teachers , parents and other professionals should work in cooperative to help student.
  • 4.Good management to resolve problems in class.
  • Suggestion
  • Small class size.
  • Communicate between home and school.
  • Be sure to make scheduling includes planned and unplanned breaks.
  • Make table for students to do their work in time.
  • reduce homework or give them time to deadline their work when energy is low.
  • Unlimited a access to drink water and to the bathroom.


There are a number of medications are used to treat bipolar disorder.

-Lithium:is effective at stabilizing mood and preventing the extreme highs and lows of certain categories of bipolar disorder and has been used for many years.




And a lot of other medication


Electroconvulsive therapy(ECT):

Electroconvulsive therapy can be effective for people who have episodes of severe depression or feel suicidal or people who haven't seen improvements in their symptoms despite other treatment. With ECT, electrical currents are passed through your brain. Researchers don't fully understand how ECT works. But it's thought that the electric shock causes changes in brain chemistry that leads to improvements in your mood.


IEPfor bipolar disorder.

The IEP meeting is attended by members of the Child study team which usually includes a social worker, a psychologist, a learning specialist, and your child's teachers and therapists. Parents are always to be included in IEP meetings

  • IEP stands for (Individualized Education Program) . "Individualized Education Plan,
  • This is a legally binding document that spells out exactly what special education services your child will receive and why.
  • The individualized part of IEP means that the plan has to be tailored specifically to your child's special needs not to the needs of the teacher, or the school, or the district. Goals, modifications, accommodations, personnel, placement, all should be selected, according to the child's need.



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New Hope for people with, Bipolar Disorder. Three Rivers Press: New York

Owen, S. Saunders, A(2009).bipolar disorder –the ultimate guide.

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Lyness, A .(2012). Bipolar Disorder. KidsHealth. Retrieve from

Segal, J .(2012). Helping Loved Ones with Bipolar Disorder. helpguide. Retrieve from

Oliver,D .(2012). Terms and Definitions Used With Bipolar Disorder. Bipolarcentral. Retrieve from

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