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    There are millions of people in the world who suffer from several forms of mental illness.  One such disorder is  bipolar depressive or Bipolar disorder.  It is a disorder that affects more than six million people in the U.S. alone. Bipolar disorder is a disorder that affects the brain due to minor defects in the key brain regions responsible for emotional processing and thereby affecting an individual’s emotion or mood. In this disorder, the patient suffers from certain mood displays of either extreme euphoria or extreme depression.  In the earlier days, these displays were more commonly called  manic-depressive illness and they were not further subdivided.  

    Bipolar depression refers to a state of depression which is soon followed by a state of euphoria or mania. This frequent shift from one state to another is what is called  bi-polar disorder. In the state of bipolar depression, the person finds himself/herself depressed and sad all of a sudden for no reason. There is a great deal  of difference between normal depression and bipolar depression. Normal depression can be treated with  antidepressants however when these same antidepressants are used to treat people with bipolar depression, the effects may be quite dangerous. Bipolar depression is generally followed by a state of mania. This does not occur in normal depression.

    Bipolar treatments have greatly improved from heavy doses of tranquilizers a decade ago to the modern day mood stabilizing drugs. Additionally, treatment includes counseling which therapeutically handles bipolar disorders.

    Bipolar disorders are characterized by mood swings that can affect any person at any time.  The person would feel sudden, unprecedented outbursts of mania, elation or euphoria.  Sometimes, one could also feel outbursts of aggression, rage or violence which he cannot explain even if he is normal.  All these emotional outbursts are beyond the control of the individual. 

    The main feature of bipolar symptoms is the occurrence of frequent mood swings. These mood swings can occur over a period of time.  Generally, one mood episode lasts from a few days to a month. The bipolar symptoms differ in accordance with the state that the person is experiencing. According to the American Psychiatric Association, the bipolar symptoms consist of the occurrence of a manic state and a mixed episode followed by a depression episode. There are several characteristic features and bipolar symptoms associated with each of these states.

    Bipolar I is . Bipolar disorder is defined as one or more occurrences of variation in the behavior, energy level or method of performing everyday life activities.  This is defined as manic-illness or depression.  When a person has experienced one such mood swing in his life then, he is labeled as Bipolar I (Bipolar One) type.
    Bipolar disorder is a disorder of the brain.  The person goes through bouts of very high mood swings, becoming irritable, overly enthusiastic in handling issues, overly impulsive and speaking so rapidly that the listener is unable to decipher the speech.  Bipolar disorder treatment is possible only with the help of the psychiatrists.

    Psychiatrists define the disorder of the mood in a person  bipolar disorder.  Here a patient experiences episodes or occurrences of mood as either a very high-level or euphoric stage or sometimes to a very depressed state.  The bipolar causes which trigger these instances of mood variation are plenty and cannot be attributed to a single cause. 

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