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What is a rehabilitation center? A rehabilitation centre is a place where an individual can work over his addiction issues under supervised environments that aid addiction recovery with ease. All these treatments and therapies are carried out by well-trained mental health professionals including a psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, psychologists, counselors, nurses & support staffs. With the […]

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Folie à Famille translated ‘a folly of family’, the term talks about a shared psychotic disorder among a group of family members as opposed to shared between two people (folie à deux). This is a rare condition because of which effective treatments have not been well-established. However, last week we saw an incident in Delhi […]

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Are You Feeling Suicidal? How ...

Wanting to overcome suicidal thoughts? Firstly, the thought to overcome the suicidal thoughts itself is a sign of positivity. You may think feeling suicidal is a sign of permanent weakness and flew. Actually, it isn’t, feeling suicidal is just a temporary negative mindset that makes you experience intense sadness. During this intense episode majority of […]

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How to Help Someone with Drug ...

Want to help someone with Drug and Alcohol Addiction? A relative, a dear friend, a sibling, a co-worker? Early drug and alcohol abuse education is one of the best ways to start with. Everyone involved needs to be educated, from parents and educators to children and adults. Each needs to know the risks of altered […]

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Depression is an Illness, Not ...

For as long as health professionals can remember, our country has developed a negative stigma towards depression illness. People suffering from depression tend to suffer in silence, or not seek the appropriate treatment because of the shame associated with admitting they have a mental illness. Currently, people diagnosed with depression illness are viewed as broken, […]

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Manic Depression Symptoms

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Manic depression, also known as bipolar.

We all have our bad day where everything seems to get on our nerves and good days where even the devil cannot stop you. But when do these mood states become a disorder? Like manic depression, also known as bipolar, most of the mental disorders can be confusing and difficult to identify as their symptoms start off as a part of normal life. However the distinguishing factor is; intensity, duration and effects of mood states in manic depressions tend to be higher than the regular mood states.

Manic depression can be devastating as it affects the individual as well as the people around them. It can be very frustrating and exhausting when you do not know what can trigger these mood states. To cope or manage this disorder one has to know the symptoms to correctly identify it and seek out help at the earliest.

Manic depression is characterized of severe mood swings between extreme mood states or episodes. There are three exclusive mood episodes:

Major depressive episode:

The depressive episode is the bad days of manic depression. As the name suggest, depressive episode of manic depression has the same symptoms as in clinical depression. Here the individual is low, does not feel pleasure, loses interest and tend to have suicidal thoughts. There are also chances of the individual to develop psychotic depression wherein they lose their touch with the real world. Symptoms are:

  • Changes in appetite and/or weight (decrease or increase)
  • Fatigue, feel tired all the time
  • Difficulty in focusing on a task, concentration and remembering
  • Difficulty in making decisions, indecisiveness
  • Feeling helpless, guilty and worthless
  • Low self esteem
  • Changes in sleep patterns, oversleeping or insomnia
  • Being pessimistic about things
  • No longer interest in activities that the individual enjoyed earlier.
  • Constant physical complaints such as headache, digestion problems, etc
  • Thoughts about death or attempts t harm self
  • Irritability, restlessness

Manic episodes:

These are the extremely good days of the disorder. Here the individual tends to be high on energy, they may want to do a lot of things and engage in various activities. They tend to be very talkative and Sheldon feel tired. They behaviour may go out of control to become life threatening at times. They may also get angry when other people around refuse to cooperate with them. The symptoms affect the individual’s personal and professional areas of life. Symptoms are:

  • Have racing thoughts and multiple ideas
  • Very irritable
  • Take actions without thinking
  • Take part in risky activities
  • Feel less need for sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Behave inappropriately in social situations
  • Tend to talk fast and a lot
  • Make poor judgments
  • They may feel they have invincible abilities

Hypomanic episode:

This mood state is a milder version of manic episode. The individual may show similar symptoms but the symptoms tend to be less in intensity. But they are of a higher intensity that is noticeable by others. The symptoms of hypomaic episode do not affect the individual’s areas of life like manic episode and have lesser effects.

There are different types of manic depression. These depend on the different combination of the episodes and disturbed mood symptoms that occur in a period of time. They symptoms may occur differently for different people and the correct identification of it is essential for treatment. For best treatment options to manage the manic depression symptoms, call us now on +919611194949.


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