Who Am I?
Sometimes I am in a stage of Euphoria, sometimes I feel depressed. Sometimes my mood is extremely good, sometimes extremely low. We all have mood swings and intense emotional state at some part of our life. Some have very frequently, some have rarely.
So why does it happen? What is actually the cause? There could be so many reasons behind that.
When is it a problem?
When a particular state; a state of Euphoria and a state of depression lasts for more than weeks respectively.
What it is called?
In psychological term, it is called Bipolar Disorder. Environmental factors such as stress, sleep disruption, and drugs and alcohol may trigger mood episodes in vulnerable people.
Two Extreme stages are called Manic Episode and Depressive Episode.
Symptoms of a Manic Episode
- Feeling very up, high, elated, or extremely irritable or touchy
- Feeling jumpy or wired, more active than usual
- Racing thoughts
- Decreased need for sleep
- Talking fast about a lot of different things (“flight of ideas”)
- Excessive appetite for food, drinking, sex, or other pleasurable activities
- Thinking you can do a lot of things at once without getting tired
- Feeling like you are unusually important, talented, or powerful
Symptoms of a Depressive Episode
- Feeling very down or sad, or anxious
- Feeling slowed down or restless
- Trouble concentrating or making decisions
- Trouble falling asleep, waking up too early, or sleeping too much
- Talking very slowly, feeling like you have nothing to say, or forgetting a lot
- Lack of interest in almost all activities
- Unable to do even simple things
- Feeling hopeless or worthless, or thinking about death or suicide.
Scientists have not yet discovered a single cause of the bipolar disorder. Currently, they believe several factors may contribute, including:
- Brain structure and function
- traumatic experiences
- physical illness
The first major step towards treatment is to let people know that you are facing this issue.
Acceptance and Expression is first and foremost way to be healed.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy