A different depression
Brain Structure and Functioning: Some scientists have found that the way some people's Bi-Polar disorder was from their brain development. MRI's showed that children with B-Polar disorder had different brain patterns of brain development than ""normal", healthy brains of other children.
The Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar 1 Disorder: People with Bipolar 1 Disorder tend to have severe manic episodes, usually leading to hospitalization. They also have manic and mixed episodes that last up to seven days. Their depressive episodes usually last two weeks.
Bipolar 2 Disorder: People with this disorder tend to have depressive and hypomanic episodes, but no huge manic or mixed episodes.
Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS): These patients usually have no symptoms from type one or type two of Bipolar Disorder. They have symptoms of Bipolar of course, but none matching the exact criteria of the two other types. These symptoms are determined because they are usually way out of the persons usual behavior.
Cyclothymic Disorder, or Cyclothymia: This is a mild form of Bipolar Disorder. Even though their symptoms do not match any of the other types, these people generally have episodes of hypomania as well as mild depression that lasts for usually two years.
What is Bipolar Disorder Like?
Signs And Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder
Changes Of Mood Involving A Manic Episode Include:
~ Extreme irritably
Symptoms Of A Manic Episode Include:
~ Being easily distracted
~ Increasing activities, such as taking on new projects
~ Being overly restless
~ Sleeping little or not at all
~ Having an unrealistic belief in one's abilities
~ Behaving impulsively and engaging in high risk behaviors
Changes Of Mood Involving A Depressive Episode Include:
~ Loss if interest in activities once enjoyed
Symptoms Of A Depressive Episode Include:
~ Having problems concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
~ Being restless or irritable
~ Thinking of death/suicide, or attempting suicide
~ Changes in eating, sleeping, or other habits