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  • 1. Bipolar Disorder By: psychpseudonymone
  • 2. What is Bipolar Disorder?
    • major mood swings that go from depression to mania or both at the same time
  • 3.
    • After feeling so many high’s and low’s..
    I knew I was bipolar. It is stressful to know that I feel so different day to day… and I cannot even control it.
  • 4. Risk Factors
    • Family relatives having bipolar disorder
    • High Stress
    • Abusing drugs or alcohol
    • Traumatic events
    • Being fifteen through thirty in age
  • 5.
    • Drinking away my problems got me here..
    What if I hadn’t drank? What if I had found help earlier? What if..? What if….
  • 6. Causes
    • Brain differences
    • Imbalance of neurotransmitters affect mood
    • Imbalance of hormones
    • Inheritance
    • Stress, substance abuse, or trauma can trigger bipolar disorder
    • Seasonal Changes
  • 7.
    • This all started after my promotion at work.. Too much stress for such a young person, I guess. I can’t help my mood when I’m under so much stress..
  • 8. Mania
    • Feeling over energetic or very irritable
    • Cocky about what can or cannot do
    • Feeling hyper even without sleep
    • Extremely chatty
    • Distracted
    • Impulsive and reckless
    • Rapid speech
    • Thoughts jump around quickly
  • 9.
    • I have never actually experienced a true manic episode, according to my doctor. Just really close.. I guess I just never get that ‘recklessness’ that the people with mania get.
  • 10. Hypomania
    • Not usually seen as a problem
    • Very energetic
    • Baseline
  • 11.
    • The days I feel super energetic.. I can shop or work for hours without feeling fatigue.. It’s crazy how much I can do on these days.
    Wish there were more of these days.
  • 12. Depression
    • Feeling hopeless
    • Irritable
    • Pessimistic
    • Loss of appetite and weight
    • Fatigue
    Sluggish physically and mentally Sleep problems Lack of concentration Feel worthless Wanting to die
  • 13.
    • I usually feel depressed after stressful days of work.. When I feel overwhelmed with work, I just want to curl up into a ball and die. I get so close, too.. I feel worthless, unneeded, useless..
  • 14. Mixed State
    • Symptoms of hypomania and depression
    • Depression with
      • Irritability
      • Agitation
      • Anxiety
      • Insomnia
      • Racing thoughts
    • High energy and low mood = Suicide risks
  • 15.
    • At least on the days when I’m depressed, all feelings are numbed away.
    These days are the worst.. I feel so worthless but at the same time I have so much stress.
  • 16. Suicide & Bipolar Disorder
    • Speaking of dying
    • Feelings of hopelessness
    • Feeling like a burden
    • Putting life in danger
    • Saying goodbye
    • Finding weapons or pills to commit suicide
  • 17.
    • When I feel like I cannot do anything at all, I just want to die. I mean, who would miss me? I just wanna say goodbye and disappear sometimes.. I do not really know what stops me..
  • 18. Bipolar II
    • Do not have full manic episodes
    • Only experience hypomania and depression
    • If has manic episodes, then has Bipolar I
  • 19.
    • I’ve come close to mania..
    But I guess I’m just not crazy enough yet. Ha. Ha. Ironic, isn’t it? I can’t even reach the ‘ultimate level’ of mania no matter how crazy I already feel..
  • 20. Treatment
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Psychotherapy
    • Electroconvulsive therapy
    • Hospitalization
    • Medication
      • Lithium
      • Anticolvulsants
      • Antidepressants
      • Antipsychotics
      • Symbyax
      • Benzodiazepines
  • 21.
    • Finally on medication.
    • Please.
    • I hope. I wish. I pray.
    • That this will work.

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