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PSYC 341 Lecture 4: Homework 5- Psych 341Exam


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 341
Professor
Timothy Tran
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Homework 5
1. - Bipolar disorder is known as the mood swings it causes. People with bipolar disorder can move
from manic or hypomanic highs to depressive lows ranging from a times in years to as frequently
as every couple of weeks. A manic episode needs to last at least 7 days to meet the diagnostic
criteria, but it can be of any duration if the symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization.
If the person has depressive episode, they must experience symptoms which meet the diagnostic
criteria for a major depressive episode, which last at least two weeks in duration. If the person has
a hypomanic episode, the hypomanic symptoms need only last 4 days. People who have bipolar
disorder have wide ranging symptoms. During the depressive state, they might feel hopeless and
deeply sad. They might have thought of suicide or self-harm. Mania produces totally opposite
symptoms but can be just as damaging. Individuals experiencing a manic episode might engage in
risky financial and sexual behaviors.
- ADHD is most often diagnoses during childhood. It characterized by a symptom which may
include difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. Boys tend to have
higher rate of ADHD than girls. Diagnosed have been made as early as age (2 or 3 years old).
There are a variety of symptoms that can express themselves uniquely in each individual,
including:
Trouble completing assignments or tasks,
Frequently day dreaming
Frequent distracting and difficulty following directions.
Constants movement and squirming
- Children who display these symptoms have ADHD, are naturally more active or distractible than
others. It is when these behaviors interfere with life that doctors suspect the condition. People
diagnoses with ADHD may also experience higher rates of coexisting conditions, including:
Learning disabilities
Bipolar disorder
Depression
Tourette of in drome
Oppositional defiant disorder
- To sum up, the biggest differences between the two is bipolar disorder affects mood, whereas
ADHD affects behaviors and attention. Additionally, people with bipolar disorder cycle through
different episodes of manic or hypomania and depression. People with ADHD, on the other hand,
experience chronic symptoms, they do not experience a cycling of their symptoms.
2. John is diagnosed ADHA since he shows that he is having learning disability (he is currently
repeating the 3rd grade). Moreover, he is having a hard time to follow the instruction and easily to
get distract, especially he has difficulty not interrupting the other children. Most ADHD children
suffer from sleep problem, especially difficulties with falling asleep, which happened to John. In
addition, he is not sleep much especially when he is very active he may sleep only a few hours
each night. Last but not least, he is having a hard time of playing with himself quietly sometimes,
which is strongly reflected one of the characters of ADHD symptom.
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