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  • Answer: The depressive phase is a pain, impairs functionality and is definitely not useful. Generally, in bipolar I, the manic phase also impairs functionality; ie is not useful. However bipolar II replaces mania with hypomania, which is correlated with high functionality and increased creativity. For those who need flair and imagination, bipolar II can indeed be useful during the hypomanic phase although the depressive phase is still the same hell as ever.
  • Answer: Bipolar Affective Disorder is a major psychiatric disorder includedunder the heading of mood disorders. It is differentially diagnosedfrom schizophrenia, Major Depression, adult cases of AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder and certain personality disorders,mainly Boderline Personality Disorder.
    It is an adult onset disorder, manifesting in late adolescence orearly adulthood which affects men and women equally. The primarycausative processes are genetic and physiological and are broadlysimilar to the causative processes behind epilepsy, a conditionwith which it shares neuro-chemical similarities.
    It is characterized by cycling between depressive episodes andmanic episodes. This includes extremely high highs (mania) andextremely low lows (depressive). Usually these episodes areseparated by "normal" moods. There is treatment (medication)available if diagnosed.
    Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that has beenincreasingly diagnosed in young children. This is a controversialdiagnosis, as consensus has not been reached on whether thecondition diagnosed in children is actually the same conditiondiagnosed in adults.
    Bipolar disorder is a physiological disease, the levels of certainchemicals in the brain, and the actual brain waves of bipolarpatients are different Bipolar disorder and Manic DepressionDisorder are two terms that describe the same condition. It isbelieved however that Bipolar is a bit more accurate because thecondition is characterized as being mood swings that seem to swingfrom one extreme to the other, hence Bipolar. The two phases,especially when we are discussing children, are not always clearlydefined as Manic or Depressive. For this reason, it is unclear whythey have begun using Manic Depression to stand in for BipolarDisorder.
    It can cause extreme mood changes from manic episodes of very highenergy to the extreme lows of depression. It is also calledmanic-depressive disorder.
    This illness can cause behavior so extreme that you cannot functionat work, in family or social situations, or in relationships withothers. Some people with bipolar disorder become suicidal.
    Having this disorder can make you feel helpless and hopeless. Butyou are not alone. Talking with others who suffer from it may helpyou learn that there is hope for a better life, and treatment canhelp you get back in control.

  • Answer: Effectively any age, but it is very difficult to diagnose before early 20s.
  • Answer: You need to schedule an appointment with a psychotherapist or psychologist. Only these doctors can diagnose any psychological disorders that you may be suffering from, or determine what is causing your symptoms.

    See the related link below to a website that has more information about bipolar disorder, including support groups and answers to common questions. Only a doctor of psychology can diagnose bipolar disorder.

    If you have bipolar disorder, you may be prescribed medication to keep it under control.
  • Answer: Nothing really. could be depression but depression without any phase of mania is comletly disregarding what BiPolar actually is. so nothing.
  • Answer: Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that used to be known as manic depression. The name bipolar means that it involves two opposite states, which are mania and depression. A person experiencing mania has an irrational feeling of enthusiasm and can do very crazy things; a person experiencing depression just feels extremely unhappy, even though there may be no apparent reason for the unhappiness. Bipolar disorder creates alternating states, going from one to the other. There are a number of different types of bipolar disorder, so it is not the same for everyone. It is a serious condition and requires psychiatric treatment, but it can be controlled by drugs.
  • Answer: If you have been diagnosed you should get in contact with a psychiatrist in order to get help.
  • Answer: you can tell someone is bipolar if they have a large concentration of estrogen in their blood and enjoy theobroma cacao in large quantities.
  • Answer: Also known as manic-depressive, the individual alternates between states of manic activity and being depressed.
  • Answer: It does help temporarily.

    Actually, it does not help. Caffeine elevates mood which can bring on sleep deprivation as well as mania. It is not recommended to utilize caffeine with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

    It is a common trigger for manic/hypomanic episodes
  • Answer: No, bipolar disorder cannot be cured. It can be treated by medication and counseling by a professional. The right medication can keep the disorder manageable but sometimes it takes several tries to get the right med for you.
  • Answer: You go to a psychiatric professional. However, if you are unsure about your suspicions, you could try the PsychCentral quizzes; they give an indication of whether you need to see a psychiatrist. However they are NOT able to diagnose.
  • Answer: no idea. Hippocrates describes.
  • Answer: Mood swings- Manic and Depressive
  • Answer: Also known as manic-depressive, the individual alternates between states of manic activity and being depressed.

What is first drug to treat bipolar disorder?

  • The first drug to treat bipolar disorder was lithium.

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