The fist step in treating any illness such as manic depression is the ability to detect the problem, usually through the appearance of certain symptoms associated with an affliction and then making sure that the person suffering from the condition acknowledges and understands that they indeed have a problem and convincing them to seek help.
Unfortunately those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety which are normal symptoms of depression in many cases will not recognize or admit early enough that there is a problem. The longer the conditions go untreated the greater is the potential for permanent damage.
Because of the tendency of this condition to go undetected medical professionals usually depend on the appearance of symptoms that traditionally indicate the presence of the condition. This detection is complicated because many of the symptoms are not readily detected.
However it is very helpful for non-medical persons to be able to notice when a family member or friend is suffering from these conditions so they can convince the victim to seek professional help early. Some of the symptoms normally associated with the affliction are listed here.
* Increased energy which many times will cause restlessness and sleep loss.
* Anxiety and or panic attacks.
* Euphoric mood swings.
* Lack of good judgment.
* Abnormal spending sprees or hording.
* Extreme irritability.
* Unusual speech behavior as the result of racing or rapid thoughts.
* Aggressive or intrusive behavior.
* Increased sex drive.
* Easily distracted.
* Denial of his or her condition or unusual behavior.
Of course non-medical persons need to be extremely careful in determining if any conditions actually indicate the presence of manic depression but being aware of the potential could help to get a victim to professional care more quickly.
Parents of teenage children need to be especially aware of any indication of the presence of these conditions because the affliction can have devastating effects on that age group. Eating disorders, school troubles and in today's culture substance abuse are all very possible.
Teens will additionally suffer from listlessness, self-pity and hopelessness. Of course some of these conditions in very mild form may be present in any teens development years but when they persist or become acute they must be diagnosed and treated early.
So it would appear that the proper course of action would be to first familiarize oneself with the traditional symptoms and then stay alert for anything that would indicate a problem in yourself or family members or friends.
The best treatment for any ailment is always early detection and early introduction of professional treatment. Although detecting and then seeking help for manic depression symptoms can be difficult, early action usually always has a happy ending.?