How To Deal With Bipolar Disease?
Excuse me. My girlfriend has Bipolar. Can this be called a disease? And how to overcome or reduce it?
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Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by dramatic emotional changes in fluctuations. A person suffering from bipolar disorder can experience symptoms of mania (very happy) and depressive (not excited, not in the mood, or very bad).
Usually there are depressive symptoms in the form of mood disorders or moods that occur for less than 2 weeks, which causes a person to feel sad, loss of interest in activities, feel easily tired / not powerful, weight loss, impaired appetite, impaired concentration or ability to think, until ideas come up to hurt yourself or kill yourself. Depression can also interfere with the ability to take care of oneself, the ability to socialize, and the ability to work.
On the other hand sometimes patients also experience episodes of mania which are like feeling very happy or happy, talking very fast, feeling very excited. excessive self-confidence. or decreased desire to sleep. Patients with bipolar disorder can also experience the emergence of symptoms of mania and depression simultaneously.
Previously, has your boyfriend consulted a doctor or psychiatrist about his complaint and been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Because to declare someone suffering from bipolar disorder must be done by trained medical personnel. It is better if you have not been able to immediately consult a psychiatrist to help the healing process of your girlfriend because of course the mood disorder can be treated. Your doctor will probably do counseling or psychotherapy, and will also give medicines to help stabilize the mood.
Several attempts that can be tried to reduce the symptoms of bipolar disorder so that it does not get worse are:
Avoid consuming alcohol or drugs.
Train positive thoughts
Regular exercise every day
Have a good sleep pattern and consume food with balanced nutrition
Drinking about 2 liters of water every day
Hopefully this information can be useful for you