Bipolar Depression : A Common And Serious Mental Disorder

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One minute she was happy, smiling, and laughing, but then out of know where, 20 minutes later, she is upset, crying, and saying there is no point to life. Bipolar depression otherwise known as manic depression, is a very common and serious mental disorder. The disorder can be caused by how the brain is wired and how it is functioning. The disorder is not a male or female dominate disorder, just as many men as women have the disorder. There are three different types of bipolar disorder. They are Bipolar 1 which is severe mood swings, Bipolar 2 which is the same as bipolar 1 but it is less severe, cyclothymic disorder which is the mildest form of bipolar disorder. There is a difference in these three types, the symptoms can be different, the…show more content…
Another symptom is little to no sleep or if you have the depressive state of bipolar then it would be the opposite, you have extreme fatigue. (Bipolar Disorder) Extreme mood swings are also a symptom, one minute the person can be happy and laughing the next they can be mad and yelling, they can go from any mood to the exact opposite just moments later. Racing thoughts and racing speech are also very common symptoms, this is when your thoughts are moving too quickly for your mouth to keep up or the other way around. (Burgess) This can cause a person to become confused and aggravated. The symptoms may vary on what type of bipolar you have. (Bipolar Disorder) (Drugs and Medication Search)If you are in the depressive state of bipolar then your symptoms may include sadness, fatigue, and change in appetite. Or pessimism which is a state of having a negative outlook on life, which can cause suicidal thoughts or behavior. The severity of the symptoms varies with everyone because everyone’s brain is unique. In women with the disorder they experience more rapid crying and more severe depression than most men do. There are many things that can make the disorder more severe such as pregnancy, the use of drugs, alcohol, sleep patterns, energy level, sex drive, self-esteem, and concentration. Treatment There is no cure disorder, but there are treatment options. Since the brain functions differently in
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