Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)

About- Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental health disorder that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

Symptoms-
Depression Phase

 Feeling sad, hopeless, worthlessness, or irritable most of the time
 Feelings of guilt and despair
 Feeling pessimistic about everything
 Lacking energy
 Concentration problem
 Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
 Lack of Confidence
 Loss of appetite
 Difficulty sleeping
 Suicidal thoughts 

Manic phase

 Feeling very happy, elated or overjoyed
 Talking very quickly
 Feeling full of energy
 Feeling self-important
 Feeling full of great new ideas and having important plans
 Being easily distracted
 Being easily irritated or agitated
 Spending large sums of money on expensive and sometimes unaffordable items 

Causes-
The exact cause of the 
Bipolar disorder is unknown. The possible factors are
 Genetics
 Family history
 A chemical imbalance in the brain
 Environmental factors 

Triggers

 Overwhelming problems in everyday life related to financial, work or relationships
 Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
 Loss of loved one
 Physical illness
 Sleep disturbances 

Specialists to visit
 Psychiatrist

 Clinical Psychologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nimh.nih.gov
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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