Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme ups and downs in both energy and mood. However, most people begin to feel the effects of this disorder in their late teens or early adolescence.
The severity of bipolar disorder symptoms can vary from person to person. Depression and manic episodes may occur in rapid succession or may appear to fade away for a time, sometimes months or years.
Symptoms of Bipolar
To be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, one must have had at least one episode of either mania or hypomania in order to meet the criteria for the diagnosis. Hypomania is a milder form of manic-depressive illness. Mania is characterized by:
- A flurry of activity in the brain
- Agitation has decreased.
- an improved level of vitality
- a feeling of euphoria or overconfidence
Depression and mania can occur at the same time, with a lack of energy and a lack of interest in activities among the symptoms. Major depressive episodes can cause a person to sleep excessively, be unable to focus, and even contemplate suicide.
Untreated Bipolar Disorder
If left untreated, bipolar disorder can worsen with time or as one grows older. As time passes, a person’s symptoms may worsen and become more frequent than they were when they first manifested. Personal relationships and daily responsibilities may be affected if a person’s symptoms go untreated for an extended period of time.
The worsening of symptoms can be caused by a lack of faith in the need for treatment. People with bipolar disorder often believe they are cured when their symptoms improve, and they may try to stop taking their medication. Symptoms may return quickly if this occurs.
A lack of treatment for bipolar disorder can lead to the development of irrational coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse. Mania and depression can both be exacerbated or prolonged by substance abuse. Manic symptoms can lead to a lack of control over reckless behavior, such as excessive drinking, speeding, or aggressive behavior toward others.
Irresponsible behavior can result from manic episodes whether or not a substance abuse problem is present. Criminal charges may be brought against the perpetrators if they engage in acts such as domestic violence, theft to fund compulsive spending, or drug use.
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