Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depressive illness or manic depression. Bipolar disorder a mental condition where one experiences unusual, severe changes in in the energy and activity levels, mood, concentration. This can also have severe on the day today activities of one's life.
Now let's take a look at different types of bipolar disorders.

There are three different types of bipolar disorders. Call three different types of bipolar disorders carry the basic characteristics of unusual shift in the energy and activity levels concentration and mood et cetera. Now let's take a look at each of these bipolar disorders in detail.

Bipolar 1 disorder
this is the most severe form of bipolar disorders. The symptoms are so severe in this type of bipolar disorder that the person needs immediate medical care. It can also be seen that in bipolar 1 disorder depression can also accompany. Usually bipolar 1 disorder symptoms last a minimum of 7 days but when accompanied by depression it could go after 2 weeks easily.

Bipolar II disorder.

While talking about bipolar II disorder we need to make a note that less severe Manic episodes are often known as hypomanic episodes. Unlike the Type 1 bipolar disorder described above in this type of bipolar disorder symptoms are not so severe. However this type of bipolar disorder will have a combination of hypomanic episodes and also depression accompanied as well.

Cyclothymic disorder.
this is the third kind of bipolar disorder. Diagnosis symptoms cannot be categorized into a hypomanic episode or a depressive episode then it could fall into this category of bipolar disorders. However one could witness periods of hypomanic symptoms and also periods of depressive symptoms symptoms. Symptoms could lost for a minimum of two years.

Occasionally bipolar disorder symptoms baby found in children but typically these symptoms are diagnosed during 3 years or early adulthood.
 it is possible that one May exhibit symptoms of bipolar disorder but when diagnosed the symptoms that are found will not allow to be classified into one of the three types of bipolar disorders mentioned above full stop in it could be categorized into a separate unspecified bipolar and related disorders category.

A mood episode, in psychology, may be defined as a period of intense emotional change or deviation in sleeping patterns, energy, activity levels. These Moon episodes tend to be very different from the typical behavior of the person. Earlier in this article I mentioned about hypomanic episodes and also depressive episodes. It is also possible for both characteristics to exist at the same time. Now let's take a look at some of the characteristics that are most commonly exhibited by those having a manic episode and those having a depressive episode.
Those having a manic episode

It can be observed that persons in this category will have a decreased need for sleep they feel sort of jumpy. They tend to be e very irritable and touchy. This seems to be high and related. Loss of appetite can also be scene in this type of cases.
In their mind they think that their exceptionally important, unusually talented, very powerful. They believe that they can do multiple things at once. When diagnosed it becomes clear that their thoughts will be racing in their mind. In some cases it was to be seen that they do dangerous and risky things that reflect on their poor judgment.
Those having depressive episodes
this category of people good experience increase in appetite and or observed to have gain weight. They look like they have trouble concentrating and in making decisions. When observed one could see that they speak very slowly, they seem to believe that they have nothing to say. The characteristics that one could easily collect on the surface include sadness worry hopelessness restlessness and a feeling of being down and empty. When it comes to sleeping pattern it can be seen that either they sleep too much or they seem to have trouble in getting sleep or they wake up too early.

They seem to carry a belief that they will not be able to perform even simple talks and seem to have trouble in making decisions. Overall they seem hopeless or worthless and in some extreme cases they even contemplate death or suicide. They seem to carry very little interest in almost any credit activity including intimate relationships.


1. Medication

Certain medications can be prescribed to manage symptoms of bipolar disorder

2. Psychotherapy
Also known popularly as counseling. These include 
These include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation,  interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) and family-focused therapy.

Other Treatment Options include Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Besides the above two major areas of treatment, one could use Regular Exercise, Keeping a Life Chart and use of supplements to aid the overall treatment process.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder may seem to vary from one person to the other and also from time to time within the same person it's not yet that bipolar disorder usually requires lifelong treatment. The good news is that with the correct treatment plan people with bipolar disorder will be able to successfully manage their symptoms and improve the quality of their life.

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