Bipolar Disorder : Is It Treated?

1379 WordsJul 11, 20166 Pages
When we hear the word, bipolar disorder we think of “ ticking time bomb,” desperation crying, severe mood swings and a more popular word “cray cray.” Unfortunately much of what people know or think they may know about bipolar disorder in not at all accurate. It’s very easy to absorb a bipolar disorder misconception, especially when they display extremes behaviors portrayed on TV and in movies. It’s very important to learn and understand facts on. What is Bipolar? What are the Symptoms? How is it treated? Is there a cure for this illness? There are some myths and some truth about this disorder. Bipolar disorder also known in some parts of the world by its older name “maniacs’ depression.” It’s a mental disorder that is characterized by…show more content…
External environment and psychological factors are believed to be involved and these external factors are called triggers. Some causes of bipolar depression are stress, substance abuse, medication, seasonal change, and sleep deprivation. Bipolar disorders has its highs and lows and sometimes can be simply mis diagnosed as having depression by the patient, relatives, friends, and even physician. It wasn’t that long ago when bipolar disorder was confused with other disorders such as unipolar depression or schizophrenia. Doctors have come along way in fully understanding different moods in this disorder and making an accurate diagnosis. With great understanding of this mental disorder, doctors can now identify the signs and symptom. The symptoms vary widely in their pattern, severity, and frequency. Some people are prone to either mania or depression, while others alternate equally between two episodes. They are four types of mood episodes in bipolar disorders mania, hypomania, depression, and mixed episodes. Each type of bipolar disorder mood episode has a unique set of symptoms. Some of the symptoms are: •Talk a mile a minute •Heightened energy •Sleep very little and hyperactive •Very aggressive, lashing out •Delusional and start to hear things •Obsessive worry, thought, and feeling •feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless •Thoughts of death and suicide If you feel or see any of these symptoms in yourself or someone else, please don’t hesitate or
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