Is my brain in Bipolar Disorder state ?
You never know a disorder in your body unless you read its symptoms somewhere . Isn’t it ? After reading a novel in which the protagonist of the story was suffering from Bipolar Disorder , I asked myself . Is my brain in Bipolar Disorder State ? Yes , I did . And I was curious to know everything about this new disease name because its symptoms were almost same as mine . I decided to read and ask some experts online if I am really suffering from Bipolar Disorder or Is it some kind of Illusion ?
What is Bipolar Disorder ?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood ranging from a manic to a depressive state. Bipolar disorder is also called bipolar disease or manic depression. A person with mania will feel excited, impulsive, euphoric, and full of energy.
During mania an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced during manic phases.
During periods of depression there may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with others .
4.Mixed effective episodes
Is Bipolar Disorder a Serious Issue ?
Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with recurring episodes of mania and depression that can last from one day to months. This mental illness causes unusual and dramatic shifts in mood, energy and the ability to think clearly.
Yes it is a serious issue because it makes you week . You slowly loses control from yourself and your brain thinks of attempting suicide during depressed maniac phase .
How long does a bipolar high last?
Untreated, a manic episode will generally last 3 to 6 months. Depressive episodes last rather longer – 6 to 12 months without treatment. Bipolar II.
If you have had more than one episode of severe depression, but only mild manic episodes – these are called ‘hypomania’.
Important things to Know
1. Can’t be cured, but treatment may help
2. Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
3. Requires a medical diagnosis
4. Lab tests or imaging not required
Normally , this disorder is not very genuine . In India alone , 10 million cases of Bipolar Disorder has been seen .
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