Bipolar Depresssion

By Derek Chavis

What is Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is another word for manic depression. Bipolar is different types of mood swings that different from types of manic. This may cause you to have one mood and then a total different mood a moment later. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that can affect both how you feel and how you act. It is a mood disorder thought to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain that can result in extreme swings in mood from manic highs to depressive lows.

What are the symptoms

Normally most people have bipolar are usually are the one who just mood swings but the ones who have the worse symptom are usually need for treatment right away. The symptoms can be subtle and confusing, so many people with bipolar disorder are overlooked or misdiagnosed resulting in unnecessary suffering. But with proper treatment and support, you can lead a rich and fulfilling life.

treatment of biploar

Depressed mood most of the day; feeling sad or empty, tearful

  • Significant loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain; decrease or increase in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Agitation; or slowing down of thoughts and reduction of physical movements
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
  • Poor concentration or having difficulty making decisions
  • Thinking about death or suicide
  • Your health care professional may discuss some or all of the above symptoms with you. It's important to openly share your feelings with him or her.

    Generic factors

    Bipolar disorder tends to be familial, meaning that it “runs in families.” About half the people with bipolar disorder have a family member with a mood disorder, such as depression

  • A person who has one parent with bipolar disorder has a 15 to 25 percent chance of having the condition.
  • A person who has a non-identical twin with the illness has a 25 percent chance of illness, the same risk as if both parents have bipolar disorder.
  • A person who has an identical twin having exactly the same genetic material, with bipolar disorder has an even greater risk of developing the illness about an eightfold greater risk than a nonidentical twin.
  • Studies of adopted twins ,where a child whose biological parent had the illness is raised in an adoptive family untouched by the illness has helped researchers learn more about the genetic causes vs. environmental and life events causes.