A Disorder Characterized By Very Rapid Fluctuation Of Mood?
Hello, I have a question. I am 16 years old. I am now in grade 2 high school. I am confused with myself. sometimes I can feel excited but after that I suddenly become moody and pessimistic which makes me unproductive. sometimes I come across texts where the condition is called bipolar. I have never checked my condition. because of the bipolar symptoms from the web that I have read, there are hallucinations and delusions that I have never felt until now. but that mood change happens to me a lot. I assume this is just my personality, sometimes excited, sometimes lazy. But after I think about it, I am often gloomy and pessimistic because of my bad childhood and often quarreled with my father so that it makes me unhappy and sometimes feels sad. or is this really a symptom that often occurs during adolescence? please answer because now I am really confused with my condition.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Bipolar disorder is a type of mental disorder characterized by fluctuating mood swings between two feeling poles, where at one point it shows depressive symptoms, and at other times it shows manic / hypomanic symptoms. What is meant by depression is not only sadness, but loss of interest, gloom, continuous sadness, so that the idea of suicide may arise. And what is meant by manic / hypomanic is feeling excited, wanting to do anything, wanting to talk about many things so maybe he doesn't need sleep.
Among the factors that increase a person's risk for this condition are:
Experiencing trauma or certain events in life Have other personality or mental disorders Have a family history of mental disorders Having household, financial or work problems
Symptoms of hallucinations and delusions can appear in those who have a more specific condition, namely bipolar disorder with psychotic characteristics. Even without hallucinations and delusions, a person can be diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Our advice, if you are really confused and want to know about your condition, tell it and consult a psychiatrist. Because after all, whatever your disease, mental or physical, to be able to make a diagnosis requires a direct examination by a doctor. A diagnosis that is only made through common symptoms, or one-way conversation like in this forum, is very susceptible to causing misunderstanding.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that you consult an expert on this matter. Your psychiatrist will only ask you a few things to dig up your history, and may do light tests to see if you have any tendencies. If what is happening to you is considered normal, then your psychiatrist will not prescribe you any medication or therapy. In addition, if it is assessed that there is no abnormality, you will not return empty-handed. Your psychiatrist will teach you and help you deal with the psychological stress you are experiencing or you can just ask yourself what to do.
Meanwhile, try to do relaxation at home, by inhaling aromatherapy, doing yoga movements, listening to music, taking regular breaks, or going to a sauna. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa