Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. This is a serious brain disorder that is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression. It can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies. Suicide is a very real risk for people with bipolar disorder, whether they're in a manic or depressive episode -10%-15% of people with bipolar disorder kill themselves but bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

Mania : A manic episode consists of -
  • Elevated or irritable mood
  • Increased energy level leading to overactivity
  • Increased speech output
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Loss of normal social inhibitions
  • Increased distractibility
  • Inflated self esteem
  • Making extravagant and impractical plans
  • Grandiosity
  • This should last for at least 1 week and causes socio occupational disruption.

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Evaluation is a mental health assessment, where a psychologist checks to see if you are experiencing a mental health problem.

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Psychological treatments (also known as talking therapies) can help you change your thinking patterns and improve your coping skills.

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