Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Assume your 28-year-old male patient has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His family physician has prescribed lithium. For this discussion:
Explain what neurotransmission may be causing the bipolar disorder.
Describe how lithium can help this patient.
Create a dialogue in which you, the psychologist, explain to the patient what is happening to him in terms he can understand. Use the article you located in the Studies activity to aid in your explanation.