Bipolar Symptoms and Treatment in Mississippi
Bipolar Disorder is a condition that affects over five million Americans. It is a serious mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood and can lead to risky behavior. In it’s early stages mania may not appear to be a mental illness. It may first appear as high energy or anger. Unlike clinical depression, which can occur at any age, mania usually strikes before age 35.
Bipolar Disorder – Mania Symptoms Include:
- Irritability & Distractibility
- Uncharacteristically poor judgment
- Involving oneself in careless and dangerous activities
- Delusions or break from reality
- A sustained period of behavior that is different from normal
- Racing thoughts & speech
Bipolar Disorder – Depression Symptoms Include:
- Feeling hopeless, sad, empty, or worthless
- Fatigue, loss of energy, sluggishness
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep problems
- Concentration and memory problems
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Bipolar Mixed Symptoms
A mixed episode of bipolar disorder features symptoms of both mania or hypomania and depression. Common signs of a mixed episode include depression combined with agitation, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, distractibility, and racing thoughts. This combination of high energy and low mood makes for a particularly high risk of suicide.
What is Bipolar caused by?
Genetic factors are the primary cause.
How is Bipolar diagnosed?
Diagnosis is based on the self-reported experiences of an individual as well as abnormalities in behavior reported by family members, friends or co-workers, followed by secondary signs observed by a psychiatrist, nurse, social worker, clinical psychologist or other clinician in a clinical assessment.
What are the treatments for Bipolar –Manic or Mixed?
Medications: Lithium, Wellbutrin, Anticonvulsants, Paxil, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, Effexor, Remeron, and Electroconvulsive Therapy for Bipolar.
What happens if Bipolar goes untreated?
The most serious risk of mixed bipolar disorder is suicide. People with bipolar disorder are 10 to 20 times more likely to commit suicide than people without bipolar disorder. The most serious risks of mania occur during extremely dangerous behaviors that are often exhibited, like drug use and unprotected sex that could both also result in death.
You do not have to allow your bipolar symptoms to go untreated. The board-certified psychiatrists at Precise CNS are skilled in bipolar disorder treatment, and can diagnose your bipolar, and help you successfully manage your bipolar symptoms. Call Precise CNS today for help: (601) 420-5810.
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