There has been an ongoing debate and a lot of confusion regarding the similarities and differences between a bipolar and attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and it is important to state that these are different conditions and while it is possible to suffer from both it is almost impossible to diagnosis yourself without help and advice from a licensed health care professional. In this article you will find all of the information you need to help you keep ADHD and a bipolar disorder separate in your mind, even if you are constantly finding that you exhibit symptoms associated with both conditions. You will also find information that helps to explain how and why these disorders are often connected, and why the creativity that often results from the manic behavior is sometimes beneficial and at other times dangerous for your mental and physical health. The more you know about your disorder the easier it will be to find a treatment plan that works for you.
Even the term “psychosis” is frightening to some people, whether they are the ones being diagnosis or simply learning that someone they know might have this misunderstood condition. In this article not only will you learn that not all suffers of a bipolar disorder experience periods defined as a psychotic break, but that it also does not mean that a person is automatically hospitalized when it occurs. Not only will you learn the differences between schizophrenia and the delusions and hallucinations associated with a bipolar disorder, but also how to recognize the warning signs and the best ways to minimize the embarrassing and debilitating effects of a psychotic break. The more you are able to learn and understand how a bipolar psychosis can affect your life and that of those around you, the easier it will be for you to find the right medication and treatment plan to keep you safe.
While type 1 and type 2 bipolar disorders have been discussed, along with the mood spectrum and the effects it can have on your life and relationships, this actually does not cover all of the possible mental health conditions that can include periods of mania and depression. Researchers are now considering adding a third type to the list of possible diagnosis’, and the confusion that can result when you are trying to decide which type you have can actually trigger a manic episode. In this article you will find the information you need to help narrower down your possible bipolar condition, along with concise definitions and explanations that are easy to understand without a medical degree. It is important to remember to never try and self diagnosis, and to always see a licensed health care professional for a second opinion and to help you work out a successful treatment plan.
Which term is socially and medically correct “bipolar disorder” or “manic depressive condition”, and is it a disease, a chemical or hormonal imbalance, or is it caused by genetics or social conditions? These are only some of the common questions asked by people who either suffer from a bipolar disorder or known someone close to them that has been diagnosed with the condition, and the answers to these and other questions are covered in this article. The timeline starts in 400 BC and continues up to the present, and it is also important to note that the research into this disorder is ongoing and the facts can change as new information becomes available. Instead of this leaving people even more confused and frustrated the simple fact that health care professionals are still studying this illness should give suffers additional hope that a successful treatment will soon be available without having to undergo the stressful trial and error process.
It is important to understand that lying is not a clinical symptom that is normally required to be diagnosed with a bipolar disorder nor is this condition an excuse for your frequent lies, it is however a common problem experienced by some sufferers that can be brought on by certain manic behaviors. In this article you will finally be able to find some of the answers to your simple question of why it is so difficult for you to stop lying, and how to tell the difference between the various types of untruths. You have probably been taught that a little white lie to spare someone’s feelings is okay, but this article will point out the dangers associated with these tiny fibs and how it can quickly escalate into a larger problem that could end up affecting your relationships. The more you know about lying and its ties to your bipolar disorder the easier it will be for you to finally break the cycle.
One of the biggest misconceptions concerning a bipolar illness is its tendency to be mistaken for a personality disorder, which leads to miss diagnosis and poor treatment plans. Confusing the manic mood swings with a personality disorder also shows a limited understanding of the illness, along with how society has latched onto the term “bipolar” to describe any number or weird or annoying personality traits. Learning that a borderline personality disorder is marked by a pattern of behaviors and emotional responses that have developed over an extended period of time while a bipolar illness usually begins to appear in adults after puberty, and is characterized by sudden mood swings is one of the first steps towards education and the right treatment plan. In the following article you will find all of the facts concerning the differences between a bipolar and personality disorder clearly explained so you can start experiencing life without the manic highs and lows.
Some people may find the term “soft bipolar” offensive and inaccurate when it is used to describe their bipolar symptoms even though it is simply used to help differentiate between type 2 and 1 bipolar disorders. Used to describe a type 2 bipolar disorder the term simply refers to the feelings of depression that are not characterized by a manic episode commonly experienced by someone who is suffering from a type one disorder. In this article you will finally be able to start to understand the differences between type one and two bipolar disorders and the included lists will give you some added help in trying to decide which condition affects you. While it should be noted that it is difficult to diagnose the type of bipolar disorder you are suffering from and that it is imperative that you seek a second opinion from a health care professional there is nothing wrong with wanting to understand your illness.
It is difficult enough for partners of a bipolar spouse to deal with the emotional highs and lows associated with this disorder and while there is plenty of research that highlights the effects these symptoms can have on a marriage, it can be difficult to find information that details how the manic behavior can affect the rest of your family. In particular children of bipolar parents may find it difficult and even embarrassing to deal with a parent who has this mental health condition, it can be almost impossible for a younger child or teenager to accept that both their mother and father have this disorder. This article will help explain how these mood swings can affect your entire family, especially children who might have difficulty understanding the nature of the illness and why it can cause their parents to behave in an irrational manner. When your entire family is able to understand your condition, you will often find it easier to manage your symptoms.