Inspire Malibu Successfully Treats Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can have a serious impact on a person’s mood. Instead of the normal “ups and downs” of everyday life, people with Bipolar disorder experience more extreme mood swings that often range from heightened elation to severe depression. Symptoms can result in failed relationships, poor performance at work or in school, and even attempts of suicide.
Inspire Malibu successfully treats the symptoms for all four types of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar I Disorder is mainly defined by manic episodes that can last for at least a week, or by severe maniacal symptoms that requires immediate care at a hospital. The person may also have episodes of depression, lasting at least 14 days. The manic or depressive symptoms must deviate from the person’s normal or regular behavior.
Bipolar II Disorder is defined as a pattern of episodes of depression that shift back and forth between hypo-manic episodes, without incurring complete or mixed-manic episodes.
Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS) is diagnosed when a person has symptoms that don’t meet either the Bipolar I or II diagnostic criteria. The symptoms may be too short in duration, or the person does not exhibit enough symptoms to be diagnosed with bipolar I or II. But, the symptoms are noticeably different from the person’s normal behavioral range.
Cyclothymic Disorder, or Cyclothymia, is described as a mild form of bipolar disorder. People with Cyclothymia exhibit episodes of hypomania that can alternate back and forth, displaying mild depression for two years or more. Still, the symptoms do not meet the diagnosis required for other types of bipolar disorders.
It has been seen that certain people have been diagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. This occurs in people with four or more major depression episodes, hypomania, or mixed symptoms within the span of a year.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Symptoms of mania, manic episode, or Bipolar Disorder include:
- Changes in Mood
- Extreme Changes in Behavior
- An extended period of feeling “high,” or extreme happiness
- Racing thoughts, talking rapidly, and bouncing back and forth from one idea to another
- Extremely irritable mood combined with jumpiness or agitation
- Major Changes in Behavior
- Easily Distracted
- Increased Activities and Ambitions
- Very Little Need for Sleep
- Increased Restlessness
- Extended Feeling of Worry or Emptiness
- Exaggeration or Over-confidence in One’s Abilities
- Impulsive Behavior and Increased Risk Taking
- Mood Changes or Mood Swings
- Little Interest in Former Activities and Hobbies
- Feelings of Restlessness and Irritability
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Problems With Concentration and Making Decisions
- Major Changes in Patterns of Eating, or Sleeping
- Suicidal Thoughts or Tendencies
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