Impact Bipolar Female Adult Population | Bipolar Disorder In Women

Impact Bipolar Female Adult Population “How does the experience of bipolar in female population affect interpersonal relationships?”


Impact Bipolar Female Adult Population | Bipolar Disorder In WomenBipolar Disorder is considered as a disorder of mood of human beings, which is characterized by various episodes of mania, phobia and depression. The disorder is abbreviated as BD and each occurrence of it as mentioned can be within a wide range. The aim of this research is to determine the impacts of bipolar disorders on female adults and the ways by which these disorders affect their interpersonal relationships (Kramer, Bodenmann and Drapeau, 2009). As there are various forms of BD, the way of affecting in each case is different which is analysed and discussed over here. This can be the outline to derive solutions for reducing adverse impacts of BD on female adults thereby, cutting the probability of risks as dangerous outcomes of BD.


A Bipolar disorder can be from hypo-mania to hyper-mania or from hypo-phobia to hyper-phobia and so on. BD can affect or have an impact on human beings irrespective of demography, age, anthropology and psychology. However, statistical records from nursing and medical researches put forward the point that female adult population is more likely to incur a remarkable impact of Bipolar disorder than any other categories of people. Thus, this topic can be considered as one of the most vital issue to enhance female health globally (Laher and Rebolo, 2010). When BD has been found to affect males, they have recovered by personal efforts in numerous cases. However, the impact of BD upon female adults is difficult to recover, which may even reach to an extreme fatal. These circumstances can be considered as failure of nursing techniques to get rid of a health hazard. Thus, this issue must be vitalized in the field of nursing and instant solution must be designed.

Strategy implemented to formulate the research

Several researches were done upon female adults to practically determine the impacts of BD on them and thereby analyse the inter-personal relationships (Lewis, Scott and Frangou, 2009). The strategies that are implemented to formulate the research are many, but the one that is most frequently and primarily used is questionnaire-surveying methodology.

A survey was arranged in Canada and the records of suicidal cases were taken as raw materials for the research. The genders and age groups in each of the cases were recorded separately along with the reasons of suicidal (Ostacher, Nierenberg, Iosifescu, Eidelman, Lund, Ametrano, Kaczynski, Calabrese, Miklowitz, Sachs and Others, 2008). Several questionnaires were formulated upon the people who are some way or the other related to the person who committed suicide. At the end of this survey, the inferences that are drawn are as follows:

  • Maximum Canadians who attempted for as well as committed suicides are females.
  • The females who were identified to attempt for or to commit suicides are generally adults or would-be adults.
  • As per the questionnaire executed on relative of spotted adult females, it was observed that before they were attempted to suicide or committed it, they either were in an intensive depression or were suffering from a panic or phobia that resulted to the mentioned adverse outcome.

Experts have stated that the results of this research is not only applicable in present, but if new nursing strategies are not designed to find the solutions for fighting with and abolishing bipolar disorder, the same outcomes will be applicable in future (Pavlickova, Varese, Smith, Myin-Germeys, Turnbull, Emsley and Bentall, 2013).

A second survey was carried out taking the adult females who are subjected to bipolar disorder to some extent. A set of questionnaire was formulated upon all the spotted females. The questionnaire comprised of the following questions.

  • Are you happy with your self-identity?
  • Are you having any problem in your life?
  • Is that problem based on some fear?
  • Do you think that you personally will be able to overcome this fear?
  • What is the solution according to you to overcome this fear?

Impact Bipolar Female Adult Population | Bipolar Disorder In Women

This survey was also formulated in Canada. After asking the mentioned questions, the answers were collected and analysed. The reports state that a majority of female adults in Canada, who are subjected to BD, is having some fear. Some are possessing panic to establish in life, some are having phobia of controlling and managing her family and satisfying the family members, other are depressed with their past or any aspect of present (Quilty, Sellbom, Tackett and Bagby, 2009). Most of them stated that they cannot get rid of this fear or depression personally, and thus the ultimate solution for them is suicide or leave their near and dear ones and lead the life all alone. Thus, it is proved that BD on female adults is rising an adverse situation to spoil their inter-personal relationships.

Qualitative and Quantitative perspectives of the issue

With reference to the surveys that are taken in Canada, it can be said that quantitatively a great effect must be taken to minimise the adverse effects of BD especially on female adults. However, in contrast to this statement it must be noted that introducing multiple newer nursing strategies will not be the solution in this regard (Rowe and Morris, 2012). Rather, a single strategy can be designed which will possess high quality to be the integrated solution of all problems based on BD. Thus, comparing the quantitative and qualitative perspective, the quality of an effort must be valued more than the quantity of strategies to be applied. The field of application must be broadened too by innovating new ways of treatment. According to psychological experts, the patient who is suffering from BD should not feel that he or she is within a treatment. An earnest skill must be undergone by nurses and doctors to implement this skill that signifies the quality of treatment, but not quantity (Schwannauer, Noble and Fraser, 2011).


The fact has been revealed that adult females are must more subjected to adverse impacts that are resulted from bipolar disorders. The impacts are evident causes to spoil inter personal relationships of people suffering from BD. As a solution, not only nurses and doctors can recover this disease, rather, near and dear ones of patients can even recover this by the application of tactful psychological skills. This will minimise the risks of BD as well as enhance the quality of inter-personal relationships.


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