What you need to know about bipolar disorder

What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that causes the patient to experience severe changes in her mental state. An individual with bipolar disorder often experiences a very good mental state, or mania, and depression. The duration of periods of depression and mania varies from patient to patient. The symptoms of bipolar disorder appear to be average in the patient at 25 years of age. A person with bipolar disorder may experience problems in his or her daily life and in communication with others in the workplace, school, etc.

It is also noted that bipolar disorder is not a rare disease. About 2.8% of Americans suffer from this disorder. Although there is no disorder, there are many therapies for managing its symptoms, and it is hoped that therapies will be found in the future.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder
The three main symptoms may be seen in a person with bipolar disorder: mania, hypomania, and depression. When a person is in a state of mania, he experiences such situations as excitement, doing things without thinking and plans, and increasing confidence in energy. During this period, the patient may be doing things like spending money without a bill and money book, drug use and other dangerous behaviors.

Hypomagnea is generally associated with Type II bipolar disorder. This is a similar sign to the mania, but not to that intensity. Unlike mania, people who are hypomanic in their social relationships do not suffer much, but still experience significant changes in their mental states.

During the period of depression, the patient faces symptoms such as severe sadness, disappointment, reduced energy, lack of interest in activities that they enjoy before, and very little or very little sleep.

Although bipolar disorder is similar in men and women, the quality of this disorder is somewhat different in men and women.

Bipolar disorder in women
Bipolar disorder in women is usually diagnosed later than men.
Women have milder mania periods.
Women experience more depression than the period of mania.
Women experience at least four intermittent periods of mania and depression every year.
Women with bipolar disorder also have other problems, such as thyroid gland disorders, obesity, anxiety disorders and migraines.
Due to hormonal changes, pregnancy and menopause in women, bipolar disorder is more common in them.
Bipolar disorder in men
Men experience more intense mood swings, especially in the mania period.
Men are more likely to be involved in drug abuse.
Men in the Mania period are more likely to do unconventional work.
Suicide is more likely to be death in men than women.
Bipolar Disorder in Children
The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children is more complicated. Children with this disorder usually do not show the same symptoms as adults. Children with bipolar disorder may develop other mental illnesses, such as ADHD. However, children's mood swings arise from the disease. Children with bipolar disorder may first appear to be very happy and excited, and then develop symptoms of depression. Although mood change is seen in all children, mood changes in children with bipolar disorder are very significant and severe.

Symptoms of mania in children with bipolar disorder
Stupid Behaviors
Too much happiness
Quick Talking and Changing Advance Threads
Bug in focus or attention
Doing dangerous work
Problems in falling asleep and tiredness after sleep
Symptoms of depression in children with bipolar disorder
Sleep too much or too little
Low energy
Unwillingness to do things
Fever and headaches
Feeling worthless or sinful
Eat too much or too little
Talk about death or suicide
Bipolar disorder in adolescents
Creativity changes in adolescents, due to hormonal changes and puberty, is a very common phenomenon. But the point is that mood changes in some teens may also be due to bipolar disorder.

References:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder?ref=global#natural-remedies

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Arash Shamsi

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