What is Bipolar Disorder and How to Live With It?

February 9, 2016

There are many different types of mental health problems, including Bipolar Disorder; Bipolar disorder used to be called ‘manic depression’. As the older name suggests, someone with bipolar disorder will have severe mood swings. These usually last several weeks or months and are far beyond what most of us experience. If left untreated, it can lead to poor performance, low grades, anti-social behaviour and even suicide.

If you want to increase mental health awareness and knowledge, Bipolar Disorder is a mental health problem that every person needs to be aware of.

There are different levels of Bipolar Disorder, including Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS) and Cyclothymic Disorder, or Cyclothymia.

Bipolar can be treated with medication such as mood stabilizers. Mood stabilizers help control brain activity and can put you in a calmer state, levelling your moods to a controllable level. Often a combination of drug and psychological therapy will help to treat Bipolar Disorder.

Living with Bipolar is a hard task to be burdened with, but with a little effort, and the right support, can be controlled. It may be beneficial to access mental health counselling and be offered the right mental health help and support that you need or talk to a trusted friend who know will listen to your feelings and who understands how to help you to get the right support.

Bipolar and other mental health illnesses at Bridge 

Bridge offers support to anyone suffering from mental health illnesses. We have programs that will improve your view of yourself as well as learn how to live your life to the fullest in your own society.

Contact us at Bridge Mental Health to learn more about different types of mental health problems.

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