Bipolar Disorder

The article written by Denise Gellene talks about the disease called “bipolar disorder. ” Gellene stated that though bipolar disorder was long considered an adult disease but it also afflicts children, and children afflicted with the disease grow into adults still having the disease. The study conducted by Dr.

Barbara Geller according to Gellene indicates that people with bipolar disorder have mood problems and they carry a risk of committing suicide.Gellene stated that though some expert have been skeptical whether bipolar disorder exists in children, yet a number of children have been diagnosed to have bipolar disorder, and that certain characteristic have been observed such as aggression or irritability. The results of the study conducted and were followed through adult hood, with selected children between ages 7 and 16, displaying not only irritability or aggression but also some form of ostentatious behavior confirms that bipolar disorder still after remains even after turning 18.Gellene cited Geller’s argument noting that in the past bipolar disorder with children was not diagnosed as physicians were trained to identify the disease among adults. But now, grandiose behavior of children according to the study is the best way to diagnose bipolar disorder.

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Do I agree or disagree? I agree with findings of the study because it was based on actual experiment and observation. Besides, I my self observed that there indeed some children and adult behaving grandiose behavior.Because of our lack of knowledge we tend to judge those behaviors either as part immaturity or of being spoiled. But the study confirms there is such disease among children and adult called bipolar disorder which are causing such behavior. I agree with the findings of the study because it is practical to believe such disease really does exist. Today, we are no longer surprised of news that a new kind of serious disease has been diagnosed. Medical researchers have been credible ever since about their findings.

Given these reasons, I agree with what is stated in the findings of the study. The legitimacy of the article I should say that the article is legitimate because it is copyrighted under Los Angeles Times which is legitimate print media company. The information was legitimate because it was a product of research and analysis about the impact of bipolar disorder disease on patient. The study could generalize but I don’t see it as too small to mean much. The generalization of the findings could be acceptable because it points to particular subject with definite manifestations.

It means any given number of patients who displayed the same symptoms can be a source of generalization of the findings. Conclusion The legitimacy of this finding can be easily refute if it is untrue by just any body, either by searching in the internet or personally look for somebody with the disease and do observation. In any case, it will be disastrous to the image of the Los Angeles Times if the article they copyrighted was actually illegitimate and/or false information.Reflecting on this concept, I believed that Los Angeles Times would not dare to associate their business to something that would bring them down. The article was therefore legitimate, the information, and the findings of the study was believable, and though the study was indeed generalize, but its generalization is acceptable as it was validated by the external evidences such as sign and symptoms. Work Cited Gellene, Denise “Bipolar Disorder Also Afflicts Children, Study Finds” Los Angeles Times October 11, 2008 http://articles. latimes. com/2008/oct/11/science/sci-bipolar11 ,