An adult patient with no prior behavioral health history was involuntarily admitted to the mental

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An adult patient with no prior behavioral health history was involuntarily admitted to the mental

health unit with a diagnosis of Bipolar Mania after the patient’s brother noticed recent episodes of wild spending sprees, shoplifting, and confrontations with authority figures. When the brother inquires as to what caused the problem, which is the appropriate response by the RN?

a. The disorder is hereditary and, therefore, twins are also at risk.

b. Both biological and psychosocial factors are believed to be involved.

c. It is frequently triggered by excessive alcohol use.

d. The disorder is characterized by brain chemistry disturbances.

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