How to Detect Bipolar Disorder Quickly
Published on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 9:12 pm and is filed under Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
The opposite situation is also possible. Almost all of us suffered from depression, when you want to be alone and just sleep all the time. This is normal from time to time to go from one extreme emotion to another. However is not normal always stay in one of these states without any external causes.
What is bipolar disorder?
The length of these periods varies from person to person and can last for a few hours ortake up to several days, weeks or even months.
When people are in a manic phase, they are often hyperactive, do not seem to need along sleep and have difficulty controlling their thoughts, which often manifests itself in a continuous chatter.
When people are in a depressive phase, they may be too sad, can scream, often for no reason. And they can also avoid activities that previously brought them pleasure and a lot of sleep.
Emotional state, like a roller coaster
People who suffer from bipolar disorder often describe their emotional state as something resembling a roller coaster, which is very tiring for them and all involved in their lives.
Most people who are diagnosed with this disorder, initially trying to cure depression. The irony is that often the treatment of depression leads to a manic phase, which leads people to believe that they are cured.
If you have a concern that you might have a potential to suffer from bipolar disorder, it is important to remember that emotional state at the time of bipolar disorder disturb normal daily activities. People with untreated bipolar disorder may not be able to hold down a job, normally communicate or even acknowledge the reality of situations.
Some of the characteristics of manic phase:
• Needless positive outlook
• Weight loss, loss of appetite
• The conversation is very fast
• Failure to adhere to a single topic or idea
• Excessive irritability or aggressiveness
Some of the characteristics of the depressive phase:
• Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
• Ongoing apathy
• Feelings of guilt, sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem
• Inability to concentrate
• Thoughts of suicide or death
Bipolar diagnosis should be made by a professional with whom to meet face to face. No blood tests and biological tests will not determine whether you have bipolar disorder!
Good news - there are many treatment options available, and most people respond very positively and after treatment are able to function normally.