Bipolar Disorder

By Jerrey G.

What is it?

Bipolar disorder are on of several medical conditions called depressive disorder.

Symptoms and Signs of mania include:

  • Racing speech and thoughts
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Elevated mood and exaggerated optimism
  • Increased physical and mental activity
  • Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior, and impatience
  • Poor judgement
  • Reckless behavior, like excessive spending, making rash decisions, and erratic driving
  • difficulty concentrating
  • inflated sense of self-importance

Symptoms and signs of depression include:

  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Prolonged sad or irritable mood
  • loss of energy or fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Sleeping too much or inability to sleep
  • Drop in grades and inability to concentrate
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Appetite loss or overeating
  • Anger, worry, and anxiety
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

How does it affect someone?

  • Affects the person attitude
  • They have "wave" attitudes
  • Start to have different feelings about other people

How is it diagnosed?

  • Its not fully diagnosed

How is it treated?

When doctors can diagnosed the type of bipolar disorder the person has, they can treat them with: Counselings psychotherapy

Other names or form?

  • Manic depression
  • Manic- depressive illness/ disorder
  • Bipolar mood/effective disorder