The mental disorder of depressive bipolar can cause disruptions in health and lifestyle during its acute manic episode. Bipolar personality disorder is basically the mood swings or mood disorder which triggers alterations in thinking and attitude. The bipolar disorder was once called the manic disorder and is a psychiatric disease.

There are two major opposites in human emotion, sadness and happiness, and their extreme states are correspondingly, depression and mania. The term bipolar describes the emotional swings between these two states. The disorder mainly starts with a depressive or manic episode. A person can even think of committing suicide as the depressive bipolar disorder slowly and gradually overwhelms him. People with this disorder will experience any mental condition to the extreme, so much so that they become incapable of controlling their behavior. During the depressive bipolar phase, patients can face depression twice or thrice in their life time or more frequently. . The level of intensity and the severity can either be light or acute. The symptoms of depressive bipolar can be found in children if any parent is afflicted with the disease. Also siblings and identical twins are prone to acquire the disease due to a shared same gene pool.

The symptoms of depressive bipolar disorder help the psychiatrists detect it. These symptoms can range from low self-esteem, lethargy, sleepiness to backache, headache and digestive complications. Lots of patients start showing the development of the disorder in their early twenties, so it affects their level of concentration in their studies. Their confidence level will be poor so their performance level also falls.  

Research results from the field of psychoanalysis show that a patient can even suffer from several bipolar disorder symptoms simultaneously. The extreme effects of the mood swings occur in cyclic mode. In between the mood shifts, people function pretty normally. Also, the episodes of mood swings tend to be closer to each other as you grow older. The depression looming over the patients can damage their friendships, marital harmony, finances and career.

Severe depressive bipolar disorder can even be life threatening. It can lead to homicidal acts, uncontrollable aggression and also encourage a risk-taking attitude. Sometimes, patients can’t cope with the mounting depression, so they turn to alcohol and drugs resulting in abuse and lack of control.  If proper attention is not taken, the problem not only gets worse but will even persist until death.  

Thanks to the development of medical science, psychiatrists have now come up with the proper medication and treatment for the disease. There are mood stabilizers or medicines to control the emotions and calm the temperament. This combined with effective counseling and standardized guidelines, help patients show productive results within a short period of time.  

Reference  

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