Bipolar disorder is a mental or brain disorder that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs such as mania and hypomania and emotional lows such as tension or depression.
When someone becomes depressed, he/she may feel hopeless and dad and start losing faith in most activities. Hypomania is less extreme than mania. Bipolar disorder can affect sleep, energy, judgment, behavior, and thinking ability and activities. Research has shown that almost 70-80% of people in the USA experience these mood swings once in their lives.
TYPES OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
Bipolar disorder includes 3 conditions such as
1. Bipolar 1 disorder
Bipolar 1 disorder is manic depressive disorder. The patient of bipolar 1 disorder has had at least 1 manic episode in life. A manic period is when someone feels high energy or extreme mood swings which affect patients’ life badly. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are including: having too much energy or low energy, mood swing and depression.
2. Bipolar 2 disorder
People with bipolar 2 disorder has had at least 1 hypomanic episode. The first symptom of bipolar 2 disorder is depression. At the very early stage, people seek medical treatment because of the extreme level of depression. Bipolar 2 disorder has another symptom also such as anxiety and headache.
3. Cyclothymic disorder
Basically, cyclothymic disorder is the milder form of bipolar disorder. It involving extreme mood swings with the symptoms of hypomania and depression. Cyclothymic disorders symptoms are less then bipolar 1 and 2. Normally the patient has had the hypomania symptoms for 2 years and the children and teenager for 1 year.
Mania and hypomania are different but their symptoms of bipolar disorder are very same. Mania disorder is more severe than hypomania. The mania symptoms are more visible and noticeable than hypomania at any place such as home, workplace, school or college, as well as family and relationship difficulties.
The symptoms of bipolar disorder can be difficult to identify in children and teenagers. Manic and hypomanic has more than single symptoms such as:
- 1. Feeling depression.
- 2. Losing thinking ability.
- 3. Doing or thinking suicide plan.
- 4. Losing decision-making ability.
- 5. Having insomnia or too much sleeping.
- 6. Fatigue.
- 7. Increase or decrease appetite.
- 8. Without planning weight-loss or weight gain.
- 9. Feeling high energy or less energy.
- 10. Losing judgment ability.
- 11. Excessive talking.
- 12. Excessive self-confidence or self-importance.
Bipolar disorder doesn’t get a cure on its own. When someone is experiencing many symptoms of bipolar disorder, he/she should seek immediate medical treatment or mental health treatment. Getting the right help from mental health care can reduce and cure bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder doesn’t get a cure automatically. Mental health treatment is very important to overcome bipolar disorder.
A mental therapy helps to minimize the mania and hypomania symptoms which prevent bipolar disorder. The therapist may ask all about the symptoms of bipolar disorder to identify the real reason for the disease.
The first step to overcome bipolar should be the right medication. Proper medication from an experienced doctor can help to recover the symptoms of bipolar disorder. The doctor may use mood stabilizers to stabilize the mood swing problem and control the mania and hypomania symptoms. The medication can be for long time use.
During the treatment of bipolar disorder, the doctor may order hospitalization if the condition of the disorder is very serious. Psychiatric treatment in the hospital can help recover fast and can keep calm and control the mood.
SOME HELPFUL HOME REMEDIES
Some particular home remedies can help to prevent the symptoms of bipolar disorder such as :
Meditation relaxes our minds nerves and relaxes our brain which gradually helps to prevent the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
2. Family time spending
Love and care from a family can help to minimize the problem of mania and hypomania problems. So spending time with family can be a great choice to recover the bipolar disorder.
3. A proper sleep
A complete 8 hours of daily sleep can control our minds very well. It relaxes not only our mind’s nerves but also it relaxes our body’s muscles. For that, we feel very active and positive the entire day.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be for a long time. It affects our health gradually. Regular medical treatments and psychotherapy can solve the problem from roots. But it’s totally wrong that bipolar disorder can cure on its own automatically. People with bipolar disorder need proper health treatment, a peaceful and lovely family affection, a good environment and therapy can help to get rid of the bipolar disorder.