Annotated Bibligraphy

Evaluated Annotated Bibliography:

Bipolar Disorder 

Anna Young 

English 112- 872

Catawba Valley Community college

Bipolar Disorder is a complex mental disorder that can be a hard disease to understand and sometimes process. Berk Grande, presents the disorder  in a very short but concise way within his article. Berk presents Bipolar Disorder as fluctuations in mood and energy. Grande also compares the disorder to depression, and depressive episodes. Berk also provided negative impacts this disease can have on one such as, “death by suicide” (2016). This opens up a more serious discussion of how the disorder is formed, along with what can be done to heal it.

There are many times of bipolar disorder, that affects one with the disorder in many ways as stated by National of the mental health (2016). The article also talked of other mental disorders that raises one’s chances of having bipolar disorder such as, Anxiety and ADHD. They types of Bipolar disorder are Bipolar I which causes week long “manic episodes”, and then  for multiple weeks cause “depressive episodes”Bipolar II causes shorter less erratic episodes. There is also Clythomania which occurs over a one too two year span of constant mania and depressive episodes, their are unclassified types as well that do not fit within the tree pre- described types. This information presented drives me as  the reader to feel the need to go into deeper research, as there are more undescribed types of bipolar disorder.

There are many experiments done with those diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. One study conducted, through BMC psychiatry (2014), following adolescents over a fifteen year span to see what was the leading factor for developing Bipolar disorder. The article provided answers too many questions prior to research such as, what is the most common cause, which according to the article was genetics. Another study conducted by The British Journal of Psychiatry (2017) , was a study done on how an effective psychosocial therapy is for those with Bipolar disorder. Psychosocial therapy is therapy to avoid medication as portrayed by the study. These informational articles, caused me to be more informed about Bipolar disorder and felt like excellent articles to use for an Annotated Bibliography. 

Annotated Bibliography

Grande, I., Berk, M., Birmaher, B., & Vieta, E. (2016). Bipolar disorder. The Lancet, 

387(10027), 1561-1572. doi:

As Bipolar disorder is studied intensively, The Lancets research on this disease gives one an ability to to be introduced to Bipolar disorder, as it provides generalized statistics of the population, and how it is affecting those diagnosed. The Lancets research, presented in a summarized form gives, an understanding of the difficulties and effects of bipolar disorder. 

The scholarly article presents a summary of information found within Bipolar disorder, and gives an empathetic perspective, providing mortality rates and struggles one has with this disorder. The information presented by, The Lancet (2016) is not overshadowed by the main perspective; one’s knowledge of bipolar disorder is “of the utmost importance”. 

Bipolar Disorder. (2016, April). Retrieved December 1, 2019, from

The National Institute of Mental Health provides in depth research on the many types of bipolar disorder. This article presented its information through spretating and defining, providing the reader a way to process information more clearly.

The article presents symptoms one may experience, within the multiple types of bipolar episodes, and gives the reader a true understanding of the disorder while also stating mental health resources for the reader to seek if in need of help. The National Institute of Mental Health (2016) provides clear facts on Bipolar disorder and the effects one has from it, with research backed up within the article. 

Päären, A., Bohman, H., von Knorring, L., Olsson, G., von Knorring, A., & Jonsson, U. (2014).

Early risk factors for adult bipolar disorder in adolescents with mood disorders: A 15-year follow-up of a community sample. BMC Psychiatry, 14 doi:

Aivar päären, the main presenting writer of research done within BMC psychiatry to study early risk factors within adolescents with mood disorders. The study helps those researching Bipolar disorder to understand what may cause bipolar disorder to develop, by presenting the most common reasonings within the adolescents that were studied, and followed up on within their adult life. 

Aivar also presents the information in a clear, and detailed manner by providing the reader with concise charts, showing how the adolescents were divided up, and later on in the article providing the results of their study within a table. Overall, BMC psychiatry (2014) study helps too aid ones research of developing bipolar disorder in a very brief, but detailed manner, and provides the reader with a better understanding of some of the adolescent pre-diagnosed symptoms. 

Chatterton, M. L., Emily, S., Berk, M., Barendregt, J. J., Carter, R., & Cathrine, M. (2017).

Psychosocial therapies for the adjunctive treatment of bipolar disorder in adults: Network meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 210(5), 333-341. doi:

The British journal of psychiatry presents a study of the effects of psychosocial intervention on diagnosed bipolar adults. This article provides statistics of how many adults are diagnosed with bipolar disorder and how common the widespread of the disorder is. 

The British  journal (2017) provided a more in depth approach to their study as they mostly used medical terms when describing the many things used to access subjects within the experiment. The article also provided proof that there experiment was backed up by providing how they tested bias. Overall The British Journal provides information too, the reader in a very clear manner helping the reader to understand and use statistics to test within their own hypothesis.

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