Manic Depression, also known as bipolar disorder, can be devastating for both the individual suffering along with friends and family members around them. As they are the ones who bares the effects of the suffering individual’s severe mood swings.
For better treatment it is better to identify the symptoms at the earliest and seek help. Here are few questions that may help you identify any mood disturbances:
- Have you ever experienced the following constantly for a period of two week or more?
- Feeling extremely low
- Eating too much or eating too less
- Difficulty in sleeping or over sleeping
- Not being able to concentrate in tasks
- Not interested in activities anymore
- Thoughts about ending your life
- Prefer staying alone
- Have you ever experienced the following constantly for a period of 1 week?
- Too energetic
- Too excited
- Not feeling the need to sleep
- Too talkative
- Want to accomplish a wide range of activities
- Easily angered or irritable
- Have you experience both the states mentioned above?
- When under these states, did you have difficulty in your relationship with others?
- When under these states, were there times wherein you were not able to fulfil your responsibilities at work?
- Was there a time when people around you complained that you were behaving like the state described in question no.2 but in a lighter manner?
- Where there times when you harmed or tried to harm others when experiencing the states in question 1 or 2?
- Where there times when you abused drugs when experiencing the states mentioned in question 1 or 2?
If you have answered “yes” to more than 4 of the questions, which includes question 3, then you might want to consider meeting a mental health professional.
There are psychologist and psychiatrist available who can help you with your difficulty. These mental health professional play their own individual role in diagnosis and treatment.
Psychologist- Have an important role in diagnosis and testing through various psychological tests available. For treatment they provide psychotherapy and counselling that helps bring change in behaviour.
Psychiatrist- They focus more on the biological aspect, the hormonal imbalance and how that affects the behaviour. They prescribed medicines that deal with hormonal imbalance and other biological aspects involves and may also involve in psychotherapy.
Despite having different roles in helping an individual, effective results are seen when both, psychologist and psychiatrist, are involved in the treatment process. To book your appointment with a psychiatrist & a psychologist, reach out now on +919611194949.