Can You Treat Bipolar Disorder?

We toy with depression all the time, either consciously or otherwise; strange how we humans can underestimate something so deadly. Depression is not just an emotion, it is a state of mind that if allowed to persist can result in a myriad of other effects on your body and, yes… your mind. Bipolar disorder is only one of the ways by which depression can hurt you, but that hurt is hurt enough for a lifetime, and not something that you want to live with. Trust me. There are a few types of bipolar disorder you may or may not know of. The type in which you get major depression and hypomanic episodes, or episodes of milder mania is not as common as the other, called cyclothymic disorder, in which your mood alternates between mild depression and mild mania. A rare but not so strange form of it is the rapid-cycling type. And the list goes on. You’d be surprised how many people suffer from these strains all over the world today.

People all over the world get bipolar disorder all the time, although not quite as much as people get depressed. Actually, bipolar disorder is a birth child of depression, and a lot of laypeople who know something about the condition see it as depression gone wrong. I do too, as a matter of fact, which is why I never allow depression much room in my life; it’s just too dangerous. The depressive state of bipolar disorder causes you to not only think slowly, but also to concentrate poorly on whatever, whilst feeling tired and experiencing changes in your sleep patterns and your appetite. In addition, during this state of the disorder, you would also tend to feel a sense of worthlessness or helplessness. At this point you are probably no longer in control of your actions anymore, and if care is not taken, you could end up committing suicide.

We may all do bipolar disorder at some point, or more specifically the condition may do us all at some point. And it does not matter that you are male or female, bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. The thing about the syndrome is that the higher your socioeconomic class, the worse your chances of being free of it. So knowing you want to get rich, you also want to remember this little detail. Bipolar disorder causes people to think irrationally, and behave in socially inappropriate ways. In this state of mind, there is no way you are not having impaired judgment of instances and issues. Sometimes you are excited enough to take airplane trips all over the country, and at other times you could feel so down you’d decide to just be mean to someone you care about.

Major depression is the worst type of depression that there is, and it seems to have more than just depression as common ground with bipolar disorder. You see, bipolar disorder has a rather high mortality rate: almost two in every ten cases end up committing suicide. This roughly equals the same instance with cases from major depression. Excited bipolar disorder sufferers like to formulate grandiose plans that they are never able to conclude, but that involve indiscriminate investments of money. You may have seen some self-destructive fellas in Vegas, doing some excessive gambling, sometimes winning, most times losing, always not caring either way. These people need help, not indulgence. Get them some help.

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BK Hackett has been writing articles online for not quite 10 years now. Not only does this author specialize in bipolar disorder you can also check out his most recent website on Gold Toe Socks and Thigh High Socks

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on July 18, 2010

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