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Can you define "BiPolar"?



Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Health

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  • Bipolar disorder is an illness that affects thoughts, feelings, perceptions and behavior ... even how a person feels physically. It's probably caused by electrical and chemical elements in the brain not functioning properly and is usually found in people whose families have a history of one or more mental illnesses.

    Most often, a person with manic-depression experiences moods that shift from high to low and back again in varying degrees of severity. The two poles of bipolar disorder are mania and depression. This is the least complicated form of the illness. A person who has depression and mania is said to have Bipolar I, the American system of diagnosing this disorder also includes Bipolar Disorder II, which involves symptoms of hypomania instead of full-blown mania.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:14 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Its a severe mood disorder.
    From an extreme high to an extreme low in the blink of an eye.

    Answer by Cherrie522 at 11:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Something EVERY MAN i ever talk to has.
    It's when someone is like okay.. then they just go crazy and get in the worst mood.. then they are okay again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Depression might be identified by:
    ~Refusing to get out of bed for days on end
    ~Sleeping much more than usual
    ~Being tired all the time but unable to sleep
    ~Having bouts of uncontrollable crying
    ~Becoming entirely uninterested in things you once enjoyed
    ~Paying no attention to daily responsibilities
    ~Feeling hopeless, helpless or worthless for a sustained period of time
    ~Becoming unable to make simple decisions
    ~Wanting to die

    Mania might include:
    ~Feeling like you can do anything, even something unsafe or illegal
    ~Needing very little sleep, yet never feeling tired
    ~Dressing flamboyantly, spending money extravagantly, living recklessly
    ~Having increased sexual desires, perhaps even indulging in risky sexual behaviors
    ~Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
    ~Feeling filled with energy

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:16 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I am Bi-Polar... IF you have been diagnosed or a freind or family member has been I suggest you buy yourself the book: BiPolar Disorder for Dummies. You would be SHOCKED how much it has helped me understand my own brain and how to best cope. There is great information in there and you can get it on Amazon really cheap!

    If you need any questions answered just PM me. I would be happy to help (or just listen)!


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:19 AM on Jul. 20, 2009