Am I Having Bipolar Disorder?
Permission, come here I burst out laughing because I heard my friend’s joke, but suddenly I cried and thought in my mind a sudden terrible incident that made me cry until I burst into tears. Can this be called bipolar?
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Bipolar disorder or what was previously known as manic depression is a condition in which a person experiences fluctuating and drastic changes in mood, for example suddenly becoming happy from previously depressed or vice versa. A person with this disorder, during a depressive episode feels sadness, loss of hope, loss of interest, or pleasure in many activities. However, when the feeling changes to a manic episode, the person feels euphoric, full of energy, or unusually angry. These mood changes can affect sleep, energy, activity, decision making, habits and the ability to think clearly.
These mood swings can occur occasionally or they can occur at various times of the year.
Bipolar disorder therapy aims to control the symptoms felt by sufferers, therapy provided by mental health specialists (psychiatrists) including drug therapy and psychiatric counseling. If a life-threatening condition is found (usually in a depressive episode), hospitalization is required.
To diagnose bipolar disorder, your doctor will need a physical exam, a psychiatric exam including interviewing your family with your permission, and asking you to write down how your mood changes over time.
Then, your doctor will need to compare your condition with the criteria for a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Therefore, to find out if the condition you are currently experiencing is bipolar disorder or not, you should consult a mental health specialist.
You can read more about bipolar disorder here.
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