Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is also known as maniac-depressive disorder and describes a category of mood disorder. It is a state in which mania and depression both the features are present. This disorder is classified into bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymia.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder:

  • Euphoria
  • Poor judgment
  • Aggressive and intrusive behavior
  • Increased energy
  • Restlessness
  • Increased sexual drive
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Easily distracted>/li>
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Drug abuse
  • Unrealistic beliefs in one’s abilities
  • Sadness
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Despair
  • Decreased energy
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Nervousness
  • Remorse, Irrelevance
  • Sleep problems
  • Eagerness problems
  • Unintentional weight gain or loss
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of interest in daily actions
  • Lack of desire for sex
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Petulance
  • Chronic pain without a known cause

Medication for Bipolar Disorder:

  • Mood stabilizing medications
  • Atypical antipsychotic medications
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Psychotherapy

Treatment of Bipolar Disorder:

Well there is no cure of this disorder; if the patient is given proper treatment then he/she can gain better control on this disorder and related symptoms.