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What is Bipolar Disease? Treatment and Causes

What is Bipolar Disease? Treatment and Causes

Bipolar disorder- manic depression

This clutter is an unhealthy mental condition which is the cause of very high and extreme level of mood capriciousness or mood swings making a person restless , angry , depressed and upset and vice-versa at the very next moment.

Scientists say that bipolar disorder may be caused by genetics, exposures to environmental toxins, or certain sudden brain triggers, but still, the exact cause is not yet discovered. This is a chronic disease that can be reduced and managed with proper treatment and plan. Such a person becomes excited, joyful, too much happy at one time and hopeless and sad the second time. It is really tuff to lead such a life.

β—Ό Mood swings include sudden sadness, anger and anxiety, guilt, hopelessness, lost interest in pleasured activities, aggression and agitation that can continue for weeks or months.

β—Ό Excessive energy

β—Ό Irregular sleep cycle

β—Ό Feeling less energetic and no inspiration/motivation in life

β—Ό Doing risky things, being too impulsive

β—Ό Harming their own self

β—Ό Low concentration level and racing thoughts

β—Ό Sudden weight gain or weight loss

β—Ό Fatigue or obesity

β—Ό Resentfully speaking

β—Ό Suicidal thoughts

β—ΌΒ Bipolar I disorder – bipolar I disorder is a state of manic depression causing moderate or severe illness. The illness lasts for a week or even a month.

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β—Ό Bipolar II disorder – the mania in this disorder is a bit less than that of bipolar I disorder termed hypomania. A person here experiences depression and mania both.

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β—Ό Cyclothymic disorder – this disorder can continue for years and years. Cyclothymic can affect infants as well as adults. The person has depression and also symptoms of hypomania.

β—Ό Physical tests include lab tests to verify the medical symptoms and evaluate the disease.

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β—Ό Blood tests and body scans are also examined.


β—Ό A specialist psychiatrist would set up various assessments for you to understand your thought process, behaviour and feelings by asking questions and connecting to your other relatives, close ones etc. and comparing them to DSM-5.

β—Ό Genes

β—Ό mental or sexual abuse

β—Ό Emotional breakdown or death

β—Ό Poor sleep pattern

β—Ό Overwhelming problems

β—Ό Chemical imbalances or sudden triggers in the brain

β—Ό High level of stress

β—Ό Smoking/alcoholism

β—Ό Suffering from other mental illness

If you are ill physically or mentally and you have thoughts of harming your own self or suicide, you should visit the doctor or emergency room immediately and must not delay. U can also call 911 for quick help.

Bipolar disorder affects people of all gender ( men, women, others ), races and other ethnic groups at the same level. However, cases and studies state that women are more likely to get affected by this than men.

Some of the major complications associated are manic depressive illness ( MDI ), homicides, substance abuse , too much eagerness for sex , diabetes and heart issues .

The diagnosis and treatment if started at the very early stages can be cured within 3 months. Usually for all people, the average recovery is between 6-12 months. But it may vary on the other life and environment factors and also depending upon the patient. Almost 80 percent people are able to recover very well from this.

β—Ό Medications for mood stabilizers, antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants or anti-anxiety are basically provided by the doctors for improving them on short – term basis. To find the right medication for your type, you should consult your doctor before going for any of them.

β—Ό Psychotherapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, IPSRT, and other such therapies are also provided to the patient under the observation of specialists.

β—Ό Psychoeducation is also provided that includes mental ability, cultural behaviour of the person, and identifying the major issues at a psychological level

β—Ό Transcranial magnetic stimulation is one of the options which is used when medication pills don’t work.

β—ΌHome treatment like quitting smoking/alcoholism, eating healthy and hygienic foods, regular physical and mental exercise, and keeping the track of mood charts are also some of the minor tips that help recovery at a major level.

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This is a big myth as the bipolar disorder affects people of all races irrespective of their age or gender.

Mood swing is one of the symptoms of bipolar disorder but it is not the only thing seen in such patients suffering from bipolar disorder. There are many other changes also that are visible like changes in sleep pattern, inactive or hyperactive and others.

No, this is totally wrong as bipolar disorder is experienced by different individuals at a different level. The basic type of bipolar disorder includes –
1. Bipolar disorder l

2. Bipolar disorder ll

3. Cyclothymia

In few manic people , it may be good but they are at a temporary level and without a proper treatment , it is not at all curable.

Bipolar disorder does not carry any prevention for itself but focusing on the symptoms and acting according to them can help.
In a natural way, any such physical or mental chronic can be prevented by proper sleep patterns, eating healthy homemade foods, regular yoga, exercise and meditation, staying active all the day, consuming fish oil with a perfect supplement, massaging, acupuncture, inositol can help in preventing the disorder at a greater level.

Bipolar disorder is left untreated could worsen with time . But if noticed and started at a early stage can help to reduce its risk.

it depends from person to person as at which stage they are in. If your doctor suggests hospitalisation, then you must go for it but if you are at a very mild stage, then it is not necessary.

One of the causess of the bipolar disorder is hereditary but it is not the only cause and it can also happen due to many other reasons.

You should consult your doctor for the right solution to this. However, if you are in the treatment of early-stage, it may not affect that much in a few people. But missing doses at a severe stage can be harmful.