Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bipolar Informational

I wanted to share a bit about an illness with you.  Bipolar disorder can show mood swings ranging from depressed to manic (super happy).  Some people with bipolar disorder have severe depression with barely any manic, some experience extremes of both, and some mostly manifest as manic with slight dips into depression. 

No two people with bipolar disorder are the same; therefore, not everyone with the illness will respond to the same Bipolar Treatment.   Some common symptoms of bipolar disorder are of course, mood swings.  This really refers to the fact that the person with bipolar will be happy and on top of the world for a few days(they generally also require little to no sleep) and very down in the dumps the next.  This is not a normal depression  though.  Because of their illness they feel the depression much more than a normal person who is depressed.  People with bipolar disorder have a higher suicide rate.  That is why it is key to get the help you need, or if you know someone you suspect has bipolar to encourage them to see a doctor.

If you think you or someone you know might have bipolar, please go see a doctor.  You may think you're doing okay on your own handling it, but I guarantee that if you ask everyone around you, they will say you have a problem and that you need help.  The first step to getting the help you need is realizing that you need help! Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. Manic depression is hard on the family as a whole. When we learned of my dad having it we all thought we needed to change in some form. It was hard but now he deals with it and we joke. But we all remember the time he wanted to take his own life and thankful he choose to get help instead.