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Symptoms and Types of Bipolar Disorder

By Eskanisa R

02 August 2020

Recognize these early symptoms of bipolar disorder.

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Right after a Grammy Award-wining rapper and record producer, Kanye West got spotlight for his concerning tweets, bipolar disorder again widely discussed on social media. The term of bipolar disorder itself referring to unusual extreme changes in mood which makes people with this disorder cannot manage the emotions.
A number of factors that work together make a person more likely to develop the condition of bipolar disorder. It can be genetic, biological or environmental factors. People with bipolar disorder experience different symptoms which some of the symptoms are hardly seen and turns to be misdiagnosed as common stress or depression. If these following symptoms of bipolar disorder not handle properly, it can get worse.
As reported from hellosehat, in hypomania or mania phase, people with bipolar disorder may feel euphoric, full of energy, talk continuously in a fast way, staying up all night and no sleepy at all in the morning, reckless and unusually irritable with sound or touch.
While in the low (depressive) phase, people with bipolar disorder may feel sad or hopeless, lose interest or pleasure in most activities, talk in a slow way, having suicidal thought, lose appetite and feel unworthy yet useless.
From the list of symptoms above, reported from Mayo Clinic, there are at least four different types of bipolar disorder may include hypomania or depression.
  • Bipolar I disorder.
People with Bipolar I disorder may have at least one manic episode may also followed by hypomanic—excessive excitement, talking in very fast way, cannot sleep without feeling drowsy until they cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination—and depression episodes.
  • Bipolar II disorder
In contrast to previous type, people with Bipolar II disorder seem have no energy, unhappy, careless and lack of appetite and may be followed by hypersomnia which means can fall asleep any time.
  • Cyclothymic disorder
People experience this kind of disorder at least one or two years in teenagers with many episodes of hypomania and depressive symptoms.
  • Other types
These include, for example, bipolar induced by certain drugs or alcohol due to a medical condition including Cushing’s disease, stroke, and sclerosis.
 Do not judge someone without knowing their stories. If you find yourself or have a loved one who has these symptoms, make sure to find help and call emergency number immediately. 

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