Lately, I have been bombarded by this silent killer of reputations; destroyer of lives and breaker of families and homes, called BIPOLAR. Bipolar is an illness, like the diabetes and your amimias.
Personally I am touched by bipolar. So being personally touched by its ever reaching tentacles, since I know a couple of people in my family who has it… and a couple also from the web of friends who has it, I ended up with a need to find out quickly about this bipolar. So, like we always do, in this planet of information on fingertips, I went to google the subject. One word led me to another, and another; One link to another, until I ended up with a combination of words that coined the symptoms that were visible to my beloverds.
And that combination of words was BIPOLAR MANIA IN WOMEN.
Bipolar mania can be experienced differently by different people, is a defining characteristic of bipolar type 1 and needs to be understood in order to understand bipolar as a whole.
Bipolar mania is one of the two mood types that are part of bipolar
1: mania and depression. Bipolar mania is a highly elevated mood that can put the sufferer and those around them in danger.
Bipolar mania is a highly noticeable mood disturbance that is characterized by:
1. Elation (a feeling or state of great joy or pride; exultant gladness; high spirits.)
2. or expansiveness
(i) tending or being able to expand
(ii) of or working by means of, expansion
(iii) widely extended; broad; extensive; comprehensive
(iv) characterized by a free and generous nature; sympathetic; demonstrative; open: anexpansive person
(v) Psychiatry in or of a state characterized by overestimation of oneself, overgenerosity, euphoria, and, at times, delusions of grandeur
This might manifest as extreme happiness, irritation or grandiosity (such as believing that one is a deity).
People suffering from bipolar mania also tend not to sleep, lose the ability to make good decisions, think and talk quickly, are easily distracted, and may be attracted to highly pleasurable activities in spite of painful consequences. Mania causes significant impairment at work or puts the sufferer or others in danger.
People with bipolar mania often end up in the hospital due to how severe bipolar mania can be.
People may experience mania in very different ways. One person who is manic may be very happy, sociable, conversational, and goal-directed. This type of person may call everyone they know all night long, while claiming to be the Queen of Egypt, and painting their house purple, for example. This type of person may also be hypersexual.
Bipolar mania is part of bipolar type 1 and can endanger the sufferer and surrounding people. Bipolar mania can contain the presence of delusions and hallucinations and this is known as psychosis. Mania is experienced differently by different people but always severely impairs functioning in either work or at home.
What is Bipolar Mania with Psychosis?
People with bipolar mania can also suffer from psychosis. Psychosis is the presence of delusions and/or hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs that are held in spite of evidence to the contrary. Hallucinations are perceptions through any sense that don’t really exist. For example, a common type of delusion is one of paranoia, such as the idea that the Central Intelligence Agency is bugging one’s phone.The most common hallucinations involve hearing or seeing things that don’t exist. For example, one might hear a voice telling him what to do.
How often do bipolars switch from mania to depressed?
In: Depression and Bipolar
Bipolar disorder is characterized by slow mood swings over periods of several days to several months, depending on the person. More rapid swings are not bipolar disorder, and are often chemically induced. They are common in drug users and people with pre-diabetic conditions, or diabetics whose blood glucose is not under control.
How long will mania stage of bipolar disorder last?
In: Mental Health, Depression and Bipolar Disorder
There is no set time on how long. People with bipolar cycle between high and lows moods, and each individual is different. Some are rapid cyclers and
can change from day to day.
What can you do for your bipolar?
In: Depression and Bipolar Disorder
There are many treatments available, including medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Get properly diagnosed and treated by a mental health professional, and get your loved ones involved to understand how to help you. You cannot do this by yourself.
Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Women
While the symptoms of bipolar disorder are the same in women and men, in women, certain signs are more pervasive. More women experience rapid cycling (more than four mood episodes a year) and mixed episodes. Women also tend to have a seasonal pattern to their moods, often manic in the summer and then depressed in the winter.
What are signs of being bipolar?
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Some signs of being bipolar are
– for about two to three weeks being very down and uninterested in your favorite hobbies.
– for about one to two weeks being very happy and hyper.
When you keep on switching between the two then you might want to talk to your doctor
By Musa Hadebe