Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes huge fluctuations in the moods and behavior of a person. The areas affected include their sleeping pattern, energy levels, and emotional disposition.

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This name signifies high-level energy, excitement, or happiness. Hypomanic is also a mild version of manic disorder

The lows are referred to as depressive periods.

Both males and females have an equal chance of suffering from bipolar disorder.

What is a Bipolar Person Like?

Someone suffering from bipolar disorder will struggle with their mood and energy levels. This will make daily activities difficult.

While this is true, the impact of bipolar disorder varies. Some people might be less impacted and have a normal life.

What Age Groups Are More Vulnerable to Bipolar Disorder?

What are the Types of Bipolar Disorder?

There are three recognized types of bipolar disorder. They are

Bipolar I

This refers to the occurrence of one manic episode or several hypomanic episodes. Some persons might also experience depressive episodes.

Bipolar II

People with bipolar II suffer from hypomanic episodes that last for at least 4 days. They will also have a prolonged major depressive episode.

This might last for more than 2 weeks.


People with cyclothymia will have depressive and hypomania episodes. However, these episodes will be mild with a shorter duration than the other types of bipolar disorder.

To learn more about the type of bipolar disorder you or your loved one might be facing, contact your doctor.

What are the Causes of Biopolar Disorder?

There is no precise cause of bipolar. However, some factors can contribute to its development.

Here are some of those factors

Environment Stressors– Traumatic events, disappointing situations, and the loss of a loved one can cause bipolar. However, this usually happens when the person is already vulnerable to bipolar or depression.

Genetics– Family history and genetics can cause bipolar disorder. People that have close family members that suffer from this disorder are at risk.

What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder comes with high and low periods. Both periods are extreme and have their symptoms.

Symptoms (High Energy and Mood)

Symptoms (Low Energy and Mood)

While some people might have some of these symptoms, the defining factor for bipolar depression is the abrupt change in mood and behavior.

How is Bipolar Diagnosed?

Can Bipolar Disorder Be Prevented?

What are Some of the Likely Treatments for Bipolar?

Is Bipolar Disorder Curable?

Contact OC Revive for Help!

If you have any symptoms of bipolar disorder, an individualized treatment plan can help address the symptoms so you can go on to lead fulfilling lives. Don’t hesitate to reach out to OC Revive to discuss options. Call us at 844-954-3890 now for immediate assistance.

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