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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by episodes of major depression combined with one or more episodes of mania or hypomania, ie feelings of great euphoria, irritability, high vital and mental energy, insomnia, distorted perceptions of superiority, among other symptoms. In this case, the person has already entered an irrational, psychotic state, with delusions and inability to calculate risks. Episodes of mania typical of Bipolar Disorder often require admission to avoid situations of real danger to the patient and his environment.

Warning and alarm symptoms

Despite the mood swings, sometimes people with bipolar disorder do not recognize the problem and how it affects their lives and those of their families. Episodes of euphoria are often followed by episodes of negativity, very low mood, loss of interest in almost all activities, feelings of worthlessness or guilt causing consequences in social relationships and work. Some of the symptoms that a person may experience during the period of manic mood disorder are:

  • Feeling a lot of euphoria, productivity or nervousness
  • Increased self-esteem or fantasies of grandeur
  • Accelerated verbal speech
  • Flow of ideas followed or thoughts appearing at high speed
  • Increased activity, energy or agitation
  • Ease of distraction
  • Exaggerated feeling of well-being
  • Less need for sleep
  • Making bad decisions and maintaining risky behaviors such as compulsive shopping, toxic use, etc.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment

It is important to consult mental health professionals about any symptoms of depression or mania. With proper treatment it is possible to control the symptoms and changes in mood. Providing the person with personalized treatment, as soon as possible, facilitates the possibility of resuming their life. As well as avoiding the feelings of incapacity that accompany this type of disorder.

We have a multidisciplinary team to analyze the therapeutic options and design the most appropriate treatment for each of our patients.

 

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