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.
It should be mentioned that type 1 bipolar disorders are the most extreme and are commonly categorized by manic episodes followed by deep depression, and even erratic behaviors can also be exhibited. In this article you will find a comprehensive explanation for the signs and symptoms associated with a type 1 bipolar disorders, along with explanations detailing the differences in treatments for the separate conditions and how it can affect your life and those around you. If you feel that you might be suffering from a bipolar disorder there are helpful links included in the article that can get you started on a screening that can help you narrower down your condition. As always it is impossible for you to diagnose yourself, and if your do test positive on the screening it is important to speak immediately with your health care adviser for a second opinion to ensure you start the right treatment plan.
One of the reasons that it can be so difficult to find a treatment that works for all of your bipolar symptoms is the simple fact that there are two types of this disorder and manic episodes and periods of depression can vary dramatically between them. The most common form is a type 2 disorder which is also referred to as "soft bipolar", though people that suffer from the less manic symptoms may not agree with this term. In this article you will find all of the information you need to distinguish between the different types of bipolar disorders, and it will also explain the need and importance of taking a test administered by a health care professional. Since the treatments can vary slightly for type 1 and type 2 it is important the you receive the right diagnosis to ensure that the therapy and medications are what you need to prevent and lessen your symptoms.
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.
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.
According to the late George Bernard Shaw "money is the root of all evil" and this can certainly seem true, especially if you are suffering from a bipolar disorder and your manic episodes have caused you to go deeply in debt. Some manic episodes can result in uncontrollable spending sprees and long periods of time spent at the gambling tables, which can leave you swimming in debt and constantly hounded by creditors who simply can't understand why they can't get paid. In this articles you will finally be able to find the information you need to start digging yourself out of debt, along with the necessary steps to take to start improving your dismal credit rating. There are also links included that will walk you through the financial steps you need to take, and have all of the information easily available when you need it can also help prevent another manic episode that could send you deeper into debt.
It is not always possible for you to earn a steady income when you are suffering from a bipolar disorder, especially if you are still trying to find a treatment that works for your particular symptoms. While there are governmental programs available to supplement your income and to ensure that you get the help that you need, trying to figure out where to get the forms and then trying to fill out the paperwork to get your claim approved can be enough to trigger a manic episode. In this article you will find tips and tricks that will make it easier to get the financial help and support that you need without having to jump through hoops and actually have a manic episode just to prove that you have the disorder. Taking away the stress that frequently occurs when you are trying to claim your social security disability benefits can make filling out the mountains of paperwork seem almost enjoyable.
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Excessive spending is common among bipolar sufferers and many do not realize it until their credit cards are cut off and their bank accounts have run dry, and by this time it is often too late to save your credit or protect your family from financial ruin. It is also important to realize the excessive spending is completely different from compulsive shopping, and there are easy ways for you and your health care provider to make the right diagnosis so you can start receiving an effective treatment. In this article you will learn the differences between the disorders, along with ways to prevent your uncontrollable spending sprees. Simply because you have a bipolar disorder you are not automatically excused from your manic episodes and this includes your over spending, which can be treated and prevented as part of your treatment and therapy so you don't have to experience the deep depression that usually follows an unrestrained spree.