Bipolar disoder

Description of Bipolar disoder

Description of Bipolar disoder
 
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from very happy, ‘up,’ and active to very sad and hopeless, ‘down,’ and inactive, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is depression.
 
Causes and Risk Factors of Bipolar disoder
 
Common symptoms of mania include:
1. Sudden happiness
2. Sudden sadness
3. Frequent mood swings
4. Inappropriate social behavior
5. Increased sexual desire
 
Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar disoder
 
The causes of bipolar disorder are not always clear. However, common risk factors are:
1. Hereditary
2. Abnormal brain structure and function
3. Often starts in late teens or early adult years
 
Investigations
 
A medical checkup can rule out other illnesses that might cause your mood changes.
 
Treatment of Bipolar disoder
 
Treatments to control symptoms include:
1. Medicine
2. Talk therapy
 
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
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31 Jan 2018 | 12:08 PM (IST)
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