Bipolar disorder is also known as a Manic Depressant. Basically the same symptoms occur with very minor variations. In either case the afflicted is in an extreme case of mood swings and this can become quite dangerous to them. Read on to find out the signs.
There are two common types of this disorder there is the mania and the suppressed mania. The mania is a extreme mood swing which can go either ecstatic or major depressive. The mild mania takes the same directions, but it is not as drastic in range.
This disorder originates in the brain and is named appropriately because the persons moods can swing in either direction. You can either be overly energetic or you can be extremely down and depressed.
What to look for on the upside
- Hyperactive - out of control
- Excessive drinking or use of drugs
- Lack of concentration
- Poor sleep
- Can't control temper
What to look for on the downside
- Eating problems
- Weight loss/gain
- Lost self-esteem
- Can't enjoy things
- Thoughts of suicide
As you can see the chemical imbalance that occurs takes a person to extremes in both directions. Either causes damage both physically and mentally.
The risk of drug or alcohol abuse is common. The search for some kind of control by the afflicted causes them to use these things frequently. This of course exacerbates the problem even worse.
Maintaining a quiet environment, resting and diet adjustments are the start to regaining some normality, but that's just the start. There are other steps you must take to get your life back to normal.
In today's world there are many ways to throw your systems out of whack. Stress, foods, water, etc, etc... Cleaning your body of toxins is one of the very first steps to take.