Bipolar disorder is associated with mood swings ranging from really bad depression to high moments of activity. These mood shifts may happen a few times a year to many times a day. Bipolar disorder causes symptoms of depression and mania at the same exact time. it is possible to control your mood swings by following a treatment plan even though bipolar disorder is a long term condition.
The causes of Bipolar disorder are biological differences, neurotransmitters, hormones, inherited traits, and environment. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown. The symptoms that are listed are known to be involved in causing and triggering bipolar episodes. Changes in the brain chemistry and stress may also cause episodes. Episodes are unpredictable and can happen when ever. Scientists are working hard to find the exact cause and have found a gene that doubles the risk of you having bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder symptoms are divided into three different sub types. The three types are Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder, and Cyclothymic disorder. Each has their own pattern of symptoms. The exact symptoms of bipolar disorder are different for everyone. For one person it might be depression for another it might be manic symptoms. All three sub types either have serve mood swings or little mood swings.
Treatment for bipolar disorder long term even if you might think your better you still must get treatment. The primary treatments for bipolar disorder are medications, individual, group or family psychological counseling or education and support groups. Each method works but you have to find the one that works for you. There are a bunch of medications that can be used to treat it to. Same with the methods you must find the right medications that will work for you. doing this will take time but will eventually help.
Article and summary
The purpose of this article is to show that Bipolar disorder is no joke. It is just as serious as diabetes or something like that. This article tell the past of bipolar disorder and at the same the time the present . It talks about the severeness of the disease. The article talks about how medication is widely used to help treat bipolar disorder. Also how psychotherapy can be very helpful to. Most people believe that isn't true. This article also stats that its a myth that Atypical anti psychotics can only be used to treat schizophrenia. This drug is often the primary choice for doctors. Lastly the purpose of this article is to tell the deference from just depression and bipolar disorder.