2 What is Bipolar disorder? It’s a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, ability to carry out day to day task, and behavior form the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other.
4 Signs and Symptoms (mania episode) Mood changes-feeling high (overly happy)Irritable mood-agitation, feeling jumpy or weirdBehavior Change- talking fast, race of thoughts easily distracted, little sleep
5 Sign and Symptoms (Depressive Episode) Mood changes- feeling worried or emptyLoss of interestBehavior change-tired, problems concentrating, irritable, changing of habits, thinking of death and suicide
6 Treatments!!!!Bipolar disorder requires long-term treatment. Bipolar disorder is a chronic, relapsing illness. bipolar disorder need medication to prevent new episodes and stay symptom-free. There is more to treatment than medication. Medication alone is usually not enough to fully control the symptoms of bipolar disorder. The most effective treatment strategy for bipolar disorder involves a combination of medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and social support. It’s best to work with an experienced psychiatrist. Bipolar disorder is a complex condition. Diagnosis can be tricky and treatment is often difficult. For safety reasons, medication should be closely monitored. A psychiatrist who is skilled in bipolar disorder treatment can help you navigate these twists and turns.
7 Effects on Life Depressed need for sleep Careless or dangerous use of alcohol and drugsPoor behavior in school