Bipolar disorder

– People with bipolar disorder sometimes feel hobbled by indecision.
– If you are not interested in foods you normally love, or are binge eating for emotional reasons, it can be a sign of depression.
– Worried for no reason? People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience irritability, anger, worry, agitation, and anxiety.
– Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression.
– It’s a serious mental illness, one that can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies — if it’s not treated.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience inability to take pleasure in former interests.
– Doctors can identify the signs and symptoms of bipolar depression, hypomania, and mania.
– Studies report rates of bipolar disorder between 4% and 15% in children with one bipolar parent, compared to 0% to 2% in the offspring of parents who don’t have the disorder.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience pessimism and indifference.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience loss of energy.
– People with bipolar disorder sometimes experience feelings of guilt and worthlessness.

How to treat bipolar disorder
– Bipolar disorder needs to be diagnosed by a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist.
– Bipolar Disorder Therapy, this is known as ‘talk’ therapy.Talk therapy can help you understand and ultimately master any problems that hurt your ability to function well in life.
– Start antidepressant medications. Antidepressant medications are often needed to help alleviate the depressive mood swings characteristic of bipolar disorder.
– Take care of your body. Focus on better health inside and out to help cope with bipolar disorder. Start an exercise routine and try to get some physical activity each day. Eat healthy foods and avoid too much fat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco products. Also, make sure you get plenty of sleep each night.
– Treat yourself to some relaxation. Make time for activities that you enjoy–it will help you to de-stress and cope with your illness.
– Write about what you’re feeling.
– Psychotherapy treatment often focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to treat bipolar disorder, but additional counseling may help you deal with the experience.

Camelia (aka ecofren) shares ” I am victim of biopolar disorder for many years. Just recently, I have a happy life.I am free from depression”

2 responses to this post.

  1. Hi,

    Good to read your post was very informative and liked the fact that it looks at ways to manage the illness and the fact that you have a happy life which is free from depression. I was diagnosed with bipolar about 6 months ago and now write my own blog (I am a journalist) which although is is not exclusively focused on bipolar and mental illness I am open about my condition and do discuss particular low patches in the hope of helping others recognise their own symptons as well as trying to increase knowledge and acceptance of mental illness all ove.

    Thanks for a good post,

    Ellie

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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for posting this great information. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. I also have Adult ADHD. I take a handful of medications, and am always seeking out new information to add to my understanding of this mental illness.

    It is true that we all need to be more accepting of mental illness as it is too often stigmatized as being a negative and intrusive part of life. Mental illness does not necessarily need to be a health detriment. I sort of see it as a push/pull effect. Finding a good balance in life is always the key.

    Thanks a bunch! Check out my blog if you wish as well – I’m really new to this and I’d love for some feedback!

    – Jumping Kiddo

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