When a bipolar mania episode occurs, it leaves the patient in wonderment.There is a certain sense of elation and excitement when the episode occurs, which cannot be denied.It leaves the patient in bewilderment as to how such an exhilarating feeling could be the symptom of a mental illness.Most of the patients live in denial of this emotion.

As a famous neuropsychologist used to say, “A bipolar mania is like the brain’s personal hormonal high.”Experts believe that a patient with bipolar disorder would first have a manic arrest in their early twenties, when they feel immortal and are far removed from the trysts of death.In the throes of this mania, the patients find themselves making those grandiose plans and innumerable calls.

Generally, the severity of the mania or depression define the type of the bipolar disorder. In the bipolar I type, severe mood swings are felt.In bipolar II type, the occurrence of the mood swings is not as severe. Cyclothymia also displays minor levels of mood swings.In a mixed bipolar, the mood swings between the two poles, mania and depression, is predominant and the events that occur, either aggression or despondency or irritation and irrelevant plans, all come to the forefront.

Classification of bipolar mania is only a tool to treat the condition with the proper dosage of medication and other forms of treatments.It is when the mania goes out of control that the danger of this condition becomes prevalent.When a manic attack occurs for the first time, it can torment the spouse, the family and friends.Follow-up and educating oneself about it becomes the first step to stop the disorder from affecting your family and your life.

Watch out for the symptoms of bipolar mania.The first sign seems to be sleeplessness. There is irritability and the patient feels very energetic.Experts are now trying to establish if these energy levels are related to a chemical secreted by the liver called as Uridine.However, this is a very nascent technology and presently no medicine for this is available.

The established reasons for these outbursts are both genetic and environmental factors.Abnormalities of certain key regions of the brain associated with environmental factors or triggers cause the brain to emit neurons which cause an imbalance in the body as well as affect the overall electrolyte balances of the body causing a sudden spurt of energy to be released.This sudden burst of mania can be controlled by professional help.

Experts follow various regimens of treatment involving medicines, therapy, counseling, self-help groups and therapy with family members and support-groups.Moreover, researchers are also on the threshold of making new discoveries that would help them to diagnose bipolar mania physiologically, just like they diagnose other diseases.

Resources:

http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/nimh/bipolar-disorder-research-at-the-national-institute-of-mental-health/menu-id-1412/