Some myths and facts about bipolar

Some myths and facts about bipolar :

Some myths and facts about bipolar : We all go through some disturbances every now and then, but in the case of bipolar disorder it causes dangerous shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior – ranging from the highest levels of mania to the lowest levels of depression on the other hand, it is more than just a good or bad mood that passes In passing, bipolar disorder cycles may last for days, weeks, or months, unlike normal mood swings. The mood changes caused by bipolar disorder are so severe that they can interfere with your work or school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your ability to Work in everyday life.

What are the causes of bipolar disorder?

To this day the causes of bipolar disorder are not fully understood, but they are often hereditary, usually the first case of mania or depression of bipolar disorder in adolescence or early puberty, symptoms can be subtle and confusing, so many people with With bipolar disorder to ignore or misdiagnosed, leading to suffering. Since bipolar disorder tends to deteriorate without treatment, it is important to know what the symptoms look like. Being aware of the problem is the first step to feeling better and getting your life back on track.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder:

Although bipolar disorder can include symptoms of depression, it also includes symptoms of mania, bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings that fluctuate between the lowest levels of depression and high levels of mania,
The episode of mania is described as a distinct period of unusual, continuous, or extended mood or nervous mood and an increase in activity directed towards the goal or energy, and it lasts for at least one week.

Symptoms include:

  • Easy dispersion.
  • Accelerated Ideas.
  • The person with the disorder speaks more quickly than usual, and has the ability to change the course of the speech significantly and the rapid movement between the various conversations.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Some people may experience unrealistic highs and lows.
  • Severe insomnia.
  • Reckless participation in daily activities.
  • A large portion of the injured resort to drug and alcohol abuse.

Some myths and facts about bipolar disorder:

First Myth:

People with bipolar disorder cannot improve or lead a normal life!

• The truth:

Many people who suffer from bipolar disorder are able to succeed in their work, and have a happy family life, and good social relationships. Of course, we do not underestimate the importance of it. Living with bipolar disorder is difficult, but with treatment, health coping skills, and a support system Strong, you can fully live and control symptoms.

Second Myth:

People with bipolar disorder swing back and forth between mania and depression.


Of course it is undeniable that some people alternate between episodes of mania and severe depression, but most of them suffer from depression more than their obsession, mania may be so light that it is not recognized, people with bipolar disorder can have it for a long time Without the appearance of its symptoms.

 Third Myth:

Bipolar disorder only affects mood.


The disorder not only affects your mood, it also affects your energy level, memory, concentration, appetite, sleep patterns, sexual drive, and self-esteem. In addition, bipolar disorder has been linked to anxiety, drug addiction, and health problems such as Diabetes, heart disease, migraines, and high blood pressure.

 Fourth Myth:

Regardless of taking the drug, there is nothing you can do to control bipolar disorder.


While medication is essential in treating bipolar disorder, treatment and self-help strategies also play important roles, you can help control your symptoms by exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating properly , Monitor your mood, keep stress to a minimum, and surround yourself with supportive people.

Preparation counselor: Dr. Fatin Mirza