Helping You Understand Bipolar Disorder Better

Bipolar Disorder isn’t easy to live with and can be brought on overtime or suddenly depending on different situations in life.

When a bipolar disorder begins you may experience changes in mood, loss of interest in what you used to love, and irritability with those around you.

Bipolar disorder shouldn’t be confused with generally hormonal mood swings. Did you know that this disorder shows signs of both highs and lows that are unexpected and dramatic?

Bipolar disorder doesn’t have to be your life. You can work your way through managing this condition to go on and live a happier life.

Common Symptoms of a Bipolar Disorder

Due to the severity of depression and overactivity in the brain, you may have a number of different symptoms that include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Lack of interest in the activities that you once loved.
  • An intense and overwhelming sadness and depression.
  • The inability to care and to take care of one’s self.
  • Insomnia and changes in your eating pattern.
  • Ceasing to take care of yourself and your appearance.
  • Irritability with things and people around you.
  • Rapid thinking and talking episodes.
  • Increased sex drive and the need for intimacy.
  • Lack of insight into the consequences of things.
  • Continuous mood swings that are dramatic and unexpected.

Your Approach to Getting Better

Increased sex drive, overwhelming sadness, and not caring about yourself are all common symptoms of a bipolar disorder. You don’t have to feel this way.

There is help for your bipolar disorder, you just have to be willing to take control and be committed to getting help.

The first step is recognising that your bipolar disorder doesn’t have to own your life.

The next step is getting a proper diagnosis and learning all you can about your condition.

The final step is getting the support you need from a professional psychologist.

You have the power to take control of it. You can feel calm in your life.

How Does a Bipolar Disorder Start?

A Bipolar disorder generally starts from one of many factors, but the real cause isn’t known. These different factors include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The onset of a medical illness that is considered terminal or that threatens your life.
  • Different stresses from changes to your existing environment.
  • Brain chemicals that are overactive or underactive.
  • A family history of a bipolar disorder which may be genetic.

You don’t have to live on the rollercoaster of bipolar disorder. At Life Resolutions let us help you become more in control of your life.

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