What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a disorder called bipolar disorder or manic depressive disorder. People with this disorder experience sudden changes in their inability to complete social activities, participate in activities, and mood.
In bipolar disorder,
There are periods of depression.
What Are The Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
During the mania period of bipolar disorder, the person's mood becomes very high and the person becomes overly enthusiastic.
During the mania period, the patient experiences the following symptoms:
Feel much higher than you are,
Thoughts of greatness,
The presence of thoughts competing in your mind,
Feeling overly energetic,
Decreased need for sleep and even lack of need for sleep,
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Increase in sexual urges,
Difficulty in focusing,
Alcohol and drug use.
Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or smelling things that aren't there)
Engaging in exciting or fun activities without thinking about the consequences, such as spending too much money or driving too fast,
Symptoms observed in a person during the period of depression of bipolar disorder include:
Reduced sexual desire
Feeling of worthlessness
It can manifest itself in two different paths. These are defined as Bipolar I Disorder and Bipolar II Disorder.
Bipolar I disorder is a course in which the mania and depression of the patients are very pronounced.
Bipolar II disorder; Although depression is seen in patients, mania and hypomania are less pronounced. In general, what affects the condition and course of the disease is the frequency of depressions. Mania attacks can be experienced less prominently in many patients than depression.
There are several types of bipolar disorder and related disorders. They may include mania or hypomania and depression. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can cause unpredictable changes in mood and behavior, which can cause significant distress and difficulties in life.
Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment.
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Treatment should be best directed by a medical doctor (psychiatrist) who is skilled in the treatment of bipolar and related disorders, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:
Drugs. You may need to start taking medication to balance your mood right away.
Temporary treatment. Bipolar disorder requires lifelong treatment with medications, even when you're feeling better. People who skip maintenance therapy are at risk of recurrence of symptoms or minor mood changes turning into full-blown mania or depression.
Substance Abuse Treatment If you have problems with alcohol or drugs, you will also need substance abuse treatment. Otherwise, bipolar disorder can be very difficult to manage.