Bipolar Disorder

By Daved Alvarenga

What is Bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders. Depressive disorders affect the way a person's brain function.

Signs or Symptoms

Manic signs and symptoms

  • Increased energy
  • Poor judgement
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased need for sleep

Depression signs and symptoms

  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Anger, worry and anxiety
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Loss of energy or fatigue

How does it affect someone?

It affects someone by giving them mood changes, irritability and high levels of anxiety.

Other names or form?

Some names are

  • Manic depression
  • Manic depressive disorder
  • Bipolar need changes
  • Bipolar effective disorder

How is it diagnosed?

It is diagnosed by a psychologist or psychiatrist. They observe their behavior carefully before diagnosing . They get their history and ask their friends for help.

How is it treated?

There is no cure, but there are treatments such as "Treatment plan". This plan helps them stabilize their moods and closely look at their behavior.

Interesting facts

Affects at early teen age and both male and female.