The Different Episodes Of Manic Depression And Their Symptoms

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depressionMore and more people are coming out in the open about their bipolar disorder.

Actually, that’s what manic depression is known by its another name. Are you unusually high on one occasion and then tends to feel so extremely low in just a wink of an eye?

Manic depression symptoms are not like your typical mood swings because the changes in the moods are so intense that it disrupts a person’s ability to function well at home, in school or at the office.

This kind of mental disorder comes in four different phases and each is characterized by its own and distinct manic depression symptoms.

Manic episode

Some of the manic depression symptoms that are very evident among patients are feelings of heightened energy, euphoria and hyperactivity. Believe me, but they can go on talking forever thinking that they rule the world and that there is no greater force than them except themselves.

You might think that this is a nice thing but be careful because often times, these can result to more serious manic depression symptoms such as becoming delusional. That’s when the patient begins to hear voices hounding them.

On a separate note, this can also bring about very unfavorable outcomes such as engaging in inappropriate sexual activity and lavish spendings.

Hypomania

Considered as less severe than mania, a person suffering from this disorder never loses touch with reality. In fact, they are in an unusually good mood and becomes more energetic and productive.

On one hand, most manic depression symptoms are also manifested among hypomaniacs. These include sleeping very little but energetic, overly talkative and rapid talking. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania. If such are not addressed accordingly, it can even result to a full-blown manic depression or depressive episode.

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Irritability, guilt, unpredictable mood swings and restlessness are among the manic depression symptoms experienced by a person with this disorder. Oftentimes, this can lead to psychotic depression wherein the patient will suffer from disability in as far as his work and social life is concerned.

Common manic depression symptoms such as loss of energy, mental and physical fatigue, appetite changes and weight problems can also take place. Worse, some of these manic depression symptoms can even lead to suicide.

Some years back, bipolar and depression are similarly treated. However, recent studies revealed that each is a condition that is different from the other and one which requires a different kind of treatment.

Mixed episodes

Probably the most dangerous and alarming of all, mixed episodes include all manic depression symptoms common in bipolar, mania and hypomania.

However, the most evident are irritability, anxiety, insomnia, distractibility, sluggishness, lack of sleep and agitation. People who usually commit suicide are found out to have experienced these manic depression symptoms.

It is a myth that any mental illness is incurable. Nowadays, there are a lot of treatment options available. What is important is that early manic depression symptoms are detected for the treatment to immediately proceed.

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