One of the most complex and misunderstood mental bipolar disorder and it affects 1-3% of the global population at one point in their life or another.is
What is Bipolar Disorder?
depression because it is characterized by and seemingly between periods of good moods and . Extreme changes in , , and sleep patterns may be observed in this disorder. While many focus on the negative (depression) side of this disorder, the mood is often a state of mania, which can even include psychosis. When bipolar disorder is particularly , it can even require to protect the from harming others, and themselves.disorder is also known as
There are different classifications of bipolar disorder, which are defined by the type and volume of bipolar, and formal treatment varies depending on the diagnosis.
- Bipolar I Disorder – Severe manic that require hospitalization, or heavy manic episodes that last up to a week. Usually, the episodes typically last at least two weeks.
- Bipolar II Disorder – While this type might not have the full-blown manic episodes like the type above, this kind is also defined by episodes of depression and hypomanic .
- Cyclothymic Disorder (also called cyclothymia) – This is defined by multiple episodes of depression that can last for a of 2 years (1 year in and adolescents). However, the symptoms might not be clearly diagnosed as a hypomanic episode and a depressive episode.
- Other Bipolar and Related Disorders
While the disorder remains a puzzle in some ways for researchers, studies have identified environmental, physiological, neurological, and genetic causes for the condition. Family history, experiences, improper diet, and self-care, or structure can all result in this challenging and painful condition.
Sufferers report periods of elation and -awareness, followed by depressive periods where poor self- , inability to socially and suicidal are common.