What Are The Signs Of Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder seems to be a fairly severe mood disorder. Patients with this appear to deal with intense high and low moods. These moods may be called manic and depressive episodes. Each of them may last a couple of weeks. However, it seems that they can span months as well. Patients appear to need one manic episode, at least, to get a bipolar 1 disorder diagnosis. Low-grade mania may trigger a bipolar 2 disorder diagnosis. 

It seems that the most common treatment for bipolar disorder is taking mood stabilizers. However, patients may need depression medication or antipsychotics for bipolar disorder as well. Besides medication, some individuals may seek natural mood stabilizers, such as meditation. Psychotherapy for bipolar disorder appears to be essential. Of course, understanding the symptoms may need to come first.

Extreme Mood Swings 

It seems that patients may deal with extreme mood swings in this condition. However, this does not appear to mean regular fluctuations in mood. The mood swings should last for certain periods before they may be considered part of this disorder. The depressive episodes may need to last at least two weeks. Manic episodes, though, may only need to span one week at a minimum. 

Mania appears to include an extremely high mood. Unfortunately, this does not seem to mean that it is positive. Manic episodes may include lack of attention, wired energy, rapid talking, and a grandiose sense of self. Extreme cases may mean hallucinations and delusions as well. Depressive episodes seem to be the opposite end of the mood swing. The issues here appear to include sleeping problems, apathy, fatigue, lack of concentration, and hopelessness.

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