Does Your Mood Change Frequently, Including Bipolar Disorder?
Hello, I want to ask. I am the person who often changes his mood. Sometimes I feel sad, always happy. Sometimes I really feel down, so much that it feels like too much stress. Then I idly searched the internet. They say it’s one of the characteristics of people with bipolar disorder? Could it really be like that?
Hello Putrimega, Thank you for the question.
Mood changes (mood) can occur to anyone and this condition is a natural condition that occurs. A person can experience mood swings from happy, sad, disappointed, angry. This needs to be watched out for if these mood swings are not caused by obvious, uncontrollable causes, and cause disruption to relationships with others or interfere with daily activities.
Bipolar disorder is a condition in which mood changes occur drastically and fluctuatively. Bipolar disorder has two episodes, mania and depressive episodes. The exact cause of this condition is not known with certainty however, this condition is related to a number of factors: traumatic events, high stress levels, genetic factors, and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs. To diagnose someone experiencing this condition requires a psychological examination by a mental specialist / psychiatrist. If this complaint interferes with your daily activities, please consult with a psychiatrist for further examination. If it is proven to have bipolar disorder, the doctor will provide further treatment in the form of psychological therapy and / or medication.
Hopefully this information is useful.