Bipolar Disorder   3 comments

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar, is a mental disorder, characterized by cycles of depression, mania, and euphoric behavior.  People with bipolar disorder, are believed to be at high risk of substance abuse and suicide. Treatment should includes psychiatric care and medication, according to medical professionals. According to a recent study, about 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime. This was said to have been the first comprehensive international figures done on bipolar. The study noted, the United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar at 4.4%.

Symptoms of Mania Behavior:

Mania varies in intensity, from mild mania known as hypomania to full-blown mania with psychotic features including hallucinations, delusion of grandeur, suspiciousness, catatonic behavior, aggression, and a preoccupation with thoughts and schemes that may lead to self neglect.[4] Since mania and hypomania have also been associated with creativity and artistic talent,[5] it is not always the case that the clearly manic bipolar person will need or want medical assistance; such people will often either retain sufficient amount of control to function normally or be unaware that they have “gone manic” severely enough to be committed or to commit themselves (‘commitment’ means admission to a psychiatric facility). Manic individuals can often be mistaken for being on drugs or other mind-altering substances.

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