Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes excessively high or low mood.
Such mood fluctuations are larger than normal people due to their ups and downs, and they also last a long time, and will affect a person’s social life and physiological functions.
Generally speaking, the onset of mania is between the ages of 20 and 25, and the onset of depression is about 30 to 35.
Symptoms suddenly change in mood. Some patients not only have manic expressions, but also have depression and manic expressions.
These emotional changes may not be directly related to the surrounding environment and make people around them confused.
When mania develops, patients will:
Emotional excitement and pleasure.
He kept talking, his thinking changed quickly, and his judgment decreased.
Full of plenty, don’t feel the need to sleep.
Irritable, like revolution, easy to conflict with others.
Too generous, enthusiastic, and spending money.
Self-confidence is strong or super-capable, and an impractical or exaggerated plan is implemented; some patients will continue to gamble or be incapable of sexual control.
When depression develops, patients will:
Depression and sad expression.
Insomnia, waking up early or waking up easily.
Decreased appetite and decreased sexual interest.
Slow response and reduced movement.
Despair and guilt.
Have suicidal ideation or attempt.
The cause of bipolar disorder is related to the abnormal action of certain chemicals in the brain.
Many times, psychological and external stress are the factors that trigger the onset of illness.
Duration The duration of the onset of mania and depression is not the same. The symptoms of mania may last for three to six months, and the symptoms of depression may be as long as six to nine months.
Eliminate symptoms or reduce the number of attacks with medication.
Patients with manic illness will not notice that their emotions are wrong, so family members and friends should help him to receive appropriate treatment and take medication regularly so that the patient can maintain a normal and stable life and work.
After the condition is stable, psychological treatment is performed.