Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness in which common emotions become intensely and often unpredictably magnified. Individuals with bipolar disorder can quickly swing from extremes of happiness, energy and clarity to sadness, fatigue and confusion. Bipolar disorder more commonly develops in older teenagers and young adults; it can appear in children as 6. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown; there are two types of this disease: Types of the bipolar disorder: People with bipolar disorder type 1 have had at least one manic episode and periods of major depression. In the past, bipolar disorder type 1 was called manic depression People with bipolar disorder type 2 have never had full mania. Instead they experience periods of high energy levels and impulsiveness that are not as extreme as mania (called hypomania) . These periods alternate with episodes of depression. A mild form of bipolar disorder called Cyclothymia involves less severe mood swings. People with this form alternate between hypomania and mild depression. While having a manic phase people with bipolar disorder cannot control themselves, their behaviors, they do not feel sleepy or tired, they are very involved in activities, and they can be very hyper , they can have very elevated mood. These symptoms of mania occur with bipolar disorder 1. In people with bipolar disorder 2 , the symptoms of mania are similar but less intense. The symptoms of the depressive phase of both bipolar disorder 1 and 2

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