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THE BASICS OF
BIPOLAR DISORDER

Primarily categorized by extreme shifts in mood, the signs of bipolar disorder could be bouts of elevated mood known as mania as well as other episodes of severe depression. The symptoms of bipolar disorder could make it difficult to handle daily chores & tasks. Relationships can be affected as well. Treatment is available at SCPC TMS.

It’s vital to understand the signs of bipolar disorder. While therapy for bipolar disorder is available, it’s important to understand that the condition isn’t rare; signs & symptoms often appear around 25 years of age. A manic episode could last for days to weeks and mood swings could continue further. The severity of the condition depends on person to person.


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BIPOLAR DISORDER

Types & Symptoms

  • Bipolar I

    Bipolar I is defined when a minimum of one manic episode occurs. In this category, the patient could experience hypomanic or depressive episodes sometime after or before the manic episode. This type of bipolar disorder equally affects men and women.

  • Bipolar II

    For those who suffer from Biopolar II, one major depressive episode could last up to two weeks. The treatment for bipolar disorder becomes essential in such a case. This category is more common in women.

  • Cyclothymia

    Episodes of hypomania and depression are common among patients who suffer from cyclothymia. However, these symptoms are less severe as compared to mania and depression that happens due to bipolar I and II disorder. Therapy for bipolar disorder would be ascertained by your psychiatrist after a complete diagnosis.

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BIPOLAR DISORDER
IN CHILDREN

The treatment of bipolar disorder in children and its diagnosis has taken a tough stand for a long mainly due to the fact that children do not give out many signs of bipolar disorder as compared to adults. However, with better advancements in medical technology, things have taken a turn for the better which has enabled doctors to better recognize the condition in children. It is important that your child seeks special care from professionals who can address mental health issues.

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SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN

  • The child may be overly happy or might act silly
  • Talks fast or rapidly change topics of conversation
  • Could have trouble focussing or concentrating on tasks
  • Possible risky behaviors that could become a concern
  • Outbursts of anger and trouble sleeping

SYMPTOMS IN TEENS

Teens could also be affected by bipolar disorder and diagnosis is common mainly during the late teens and early adult years. The common symptoms could include:

  • Extreme happiness or misbehavior
  • There may be signs of fatigue leading to sleeping problems
  • Short-tempered and lack of focus

TREATMENT AND THERAPY
FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER

The bipolar disorder could easily be passed from a parent to a child, this makes it essential for mental health professionals to assess historical health details and go through the family history. The problem could become aggravated if not treated in time. Treatment could help the patients lead a healthy life.



RECOMMENDED LIFESTYLE CHANGES

  • Routines for eating and sleeping
  • Learning to identify mood swings
  • Support of a near one while planning a treatment
  • Consult trusted psychiatrists at SCPC TMS

The Symptom Test

The psychiatrist would use a number of tests and exams to ascertain the bipolar disorder symptoms.


Physical Examination

A medical exam like a blood and urine test could


Evaluation Of Mental Health

This will enable the psychiatrist to correctly diagnose conditions like bipolar disorder. The treatment would then follow on basis of the symptoms. The psychiatrist can detect mood and behavioral changes by encouraging the patient to maintain a journal. The patient can then encourage you to record your sleeping and eating patterns as well

There are a number of treatment options available like medicines, counseling, and changes in lifestyle. Medicines can include mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, anti-anxiety medicines, etc. In addition to the treatments for bipolar disorder,

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