Some interesting facts about bipolar disorder in detail

Bipolar disorder, the new designation for the mental condition formerly known as manic depression, is characterised by dramatic mood swings.

It includes both very high and very low states of mind (mania or hypomania) (depression).

When you're depressed, you might feel sad or like there's no point in living. 

You might also lose interest or pleasure in most things.

Whereas during mania or hypomania, you may feel enthusiastic, energetic, or agitated for no reason.

Constant mood shifts cause insomnia, low energy, lethargy, poor judgement, disruptive behaviour, and confused thinking.

However the symptoms of bipolar disorder may be treated and mood swings can be managed.

Pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy are the common treatments for bipolar disorder.

Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of depression or mania.

People who are suicidal or have attempted suicide need someone to stay with them.

Call a suicide hotline; in the US, dial 1-800-273-TALK for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

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