Bipolar Disorder

A Mental Condition

What is Bipolar Disorder

When one goes through alternate periods of extreme happiness (Mania) or sadness (Depression)

Signs and Symptoms

Mania:

  • Racing Speech
  • Increased Energy
  • Less sleep
  • Elevated Mood
  • Increase in activity
  • Poor Judgement
  • Recklessness
Depression:

  • Loss of Interest
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Food Disorders

Effects

Actions, Thoughts, and Feelings are all affected by bipolar disorder. It also makes people very very sad, or very very happy.

Other Names

  • Manic Depression
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Illness
  • Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

How is it diagnosed?

A psychologist, psychiatrist, or doctor carefully analyzes the symptoms and then makes a diagnosis

How is it treated?

A treatment plan involving a combination of medicine and therapy

Interesting fact

Alcohol and Tobacco Makes the symptoms much worse.

Many people mistake Bipolar Patients in a manic phase to be ADHD