If someone has a bipolar illness, it can become a mental health concern for the rest of their lives, affecting largely their mood, how they feel, and how their mood changes frequently and dramatically. Mania, as well as depression, can occur at times.
Various symptoms of such bipolar disorder are quite severe and can affect many areas of a person’s life such as school, work, and relationships. Usually, this problem develops before the age of 20 however, it has also been seen that a person after 40 also develops such symptoms.
Diagnosis of this problem is quite difficult and doctors need to frequently change the strategy while treating the patient depending upon the symptom shown.
AMFM (A Mission for Michael) is working very hard for treating people who are suffering from bipolar disorder.
They also have a facility for bipolar disorder treatment in Orange County. After the treatment from AMFM, the patient can reintegrate into society.
What are the various symptoms?
This kind of bipolar disorder problem is considered as a type of mania and the various symptoms of mania may include:
- The patient may display excitement and happiness for no apparent reasons
- Full of new or exciting ideas
- Frequently moving from different ideas
- Always racing thoughts
- Often talking very quickly
- Sometimes hearing certain voices that no other person hears
- Often irritable than normal
- Sometimes feeling much better than usual
- Often getting distracted easily and struggle focusing on one topic
- Often cannot sleep
- Sometimes thinking that the patient can do much greater things than his capability
- Often take any unusual or a very big decision without any reason
- Often spend plenty of money unnecessarily
- Indulge often in casual sex with many people,
- Use drugs or alcohol,
- Engaged in gambling
- Make unwise decisions.
The following signs indicate that the patient may be depressed:
- Low mood,
- Less energy
- Feeling tired,
- Feeling negative,
- Feeling helpless, worthless and guilty
- Less interested in doing things that normally like
- Cannot concentrate, remember, or make decisions,
- Often feeling irritable or restless
- Sometimes oversleeping or sometimes cannot sleep,
- Sometimes overeating or sometimes eating less
- Gaining or losing weight
- Suicidal tendencies
Is such bipolar disorder very common?
The following are the data as far as America is concerned:
- Almost 1 out of 40 American adults are living with bipolar disorder.
- Almost 1% of teenagers in America are living with bipolar disorder.
- Often bipolar disorder has been noticed running in families.
- Bipolar disorder can affect both men as well as women equally.
Although bipolar illness is less common than anxiety and despair, it is currently the world’s sixth-leading cause of disability. It may take on average about 10 years after experiencing for the first time any such symptoms mentioned above to finally diagnose this bipolar disorder.
Several people who are living with such bipolar disorder may also struggle with different kinds of addictions too.
Many people who may have the bipolar illness are originally misdiagnosed with something else, and their symptoms are frequently mistaken as a manifestation of depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, or certain physical health disorders.