Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


Bipolar Disorder also is known as Manic- Depressive illness or Bipolar Affective Disorder is a psychiatrist illness described by intervals of elevated mood and periods of depressions.

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Unusual shifts in mental level in terms of mood and activity levels cause an unpredictable fluctuation between mania and depression. BD sufferers act abnormally in terms of being immensely happy, irritable and deeply sad by experiencing a dramatic change in emotional and bodily energy level. A negative outlook about life, poor eye- contact and excessive crying are common consequences of Manic- Depressive illness.

Bipolar Affective Disorder is the outcome of childhood abuse history, prolonged environmental stress, severe anxiety disorder and hypomanic disorders. Drug abuse, major depressive episodes and personality disorders also trigger Bipolar Disorders. BD cripplers tend to have problems in terms of poor memory, impulsive behaviour, restlessness, suicidal attitude and concentration difficulties.

 

 

SYMPTOMS:  

  • Disinterest in family and relationships
  • Isolated social life
  • Inability to take decisions
  • Becoming easily distracted
  • Reduced sleep and insomnia
  • Decreased self- confidence
  • Elevated mood swings
  • Irritability and poor judgement

TREATMENT:

Mind Plus is proficient at providing effective support to Bipolar Disorder sufferers by recognising the situation and severity level of BD among different individuals. Unique treatment plans are scheduled for all individuals as per their current emotional needs and psychological levels.

Psychologists and BD consultants approach the sufferers with structured methods. After the initial assessment, consultants recommend the patients to psychiatrists and psychologists for a complete treatment. Psychology group programs are initiated to motivate the patients mentally as well as to build up their confidence and to improve focus on life. Serious patients are treated as inpatients whereas cases with mild improvement areas outpatients.

Type and duration of treatments totally depend upon the mental condition of patients. Through educational programs, friends, peers and families of BD patients are advised to provide enough support and motivation to the patients during treatments.

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