Bipolar disorder has been known as manic depression. The affected person experiences extreme mood swings due to this disorder. It is a common mental problem that must be cured to live a normal life. Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed using bipolar disorder test Dubai. This condition is treatable and experts use bipolar disorder treatment Dubai to cure it. Please continue reading to learn more about it.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

When a person feels depressed, that person feels hopeless and sad. Due to this reason, that person loses interest in most activities. The mood swings are divided into highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When the mood of the person swings to mania or hypomania, the person feels euphoric which is a state characterized by high energy or irritability.

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Different aspects of life can get affected due to this disorder. Episodes of mood swings can occur multiple times a year or rarely. Most patients have emotional symptoms between episodes; however, some people with bipolar disorder may not experience any emotional symptoms. It is a lifelong condition but symptoms can be controlled using bipolar disorder treatment Dubai.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

There are different types of bipolar disorder and similar mental conditions. The symptoms include variations in behavior and mood thereby causing distress and inconvenience in life. Here are the types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar I disorder
  • Bipolar II disorder
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Other types

Most of the people experience bipolar disorder in the early 20s. For different people, symptoms are different. Mania and hypomania are two different types of bipolar disorder episodes. Hypomania is less server than the mania. Three or more of the following symptoms can occur in the people with mania or hypomania:

  • Euphoria
  • Distractibility
  • Racing thoughts
  • Poor decision-making
  • Unusual talkativeness
  • Decreased sleep need
  • Upbeat, abnormally jumpy, or wired
  • Agitation, increased activity, or energy

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

The actual causes are not known but the following factors are linked to it:

  • Genetics
  • Biological differences

Risk Factors

The following factors have a tendency to increase the risk of getting bipolar disorder:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • A family history of bipolar disorder
  • Stressful periods due to a sad incident

Complications of Bipolar Disorder

The following complications can occur if left untreated:

  • Damaged relationships
  • Legal or financial problems
  • Suicide or suicide attempts
  • Poor work or school performance
  • Problems related to drug and alcohol use

Some co-occurring conditions are:

  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Physical health problems
  • Alcohol or drug problems
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Prevention from Bipolar Disorder

It is not possible to avoid it but early detection and proper treatment is the key to success. So the following are useful for prevention:

  • Avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Pay attention to warning signs
  • Take your medications exactly as directed

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Before starting the bipolar disorder treatment, the diagnosis is performed using the bipolar disorder test Dubai: Experts use the following techniques to diagnose bipolar disorder:

  • Physical exam
  • Mood Charting
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Criteria for bipolar disorder

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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

After a bipolar disorder test, a doctor can use bipolar disorder treatment Dubai to cure the condition. A psychiatrist or a medical doctor who specializes in treating bipolar or related disorders can diagnose and treat bipolar disorder.

Often professionals such as a psychiatric nurse or a social worker also work with the psychiatrist to treat this condition. Unfortunately, this condition is a lifelong mental disorder. A doctor can only manage symptoms through different techniques such as:

  • Medications
  • Hospitalization
  • Continued Treatment
  • Day Treatment Programs
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

The most common treatments are the use of medications and psychotherapy which include the following:

Medications

  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antidepressant-antipsychotic

Psychotherapy

  • Psychoeducation
  • Family-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)

Other treatment options are also available. Get in touch to know your treatment options.

Lifestyle and Home Remedies

The following can help:

  • Adopt healthy ways of living
  • Eat and drink healthy food and drinks
  • Stop taking recreational drugs and alcohol
  • Consult your doctor before taking medications

Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine can help but the following points must be considered:

  • There are potential dangers
  • Share complete details with the doctor
  • Continue taking prescribed medications and therapy sessions

Coping and Support

The following can help cope with it:

  • Try to handle stress intelligently
  • Consider joining a support group
  • Follow your dreams and hobbies
  • Set your goals and then fully focus on them

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Bipolar Disorder FAQ’s

What is a person with bipolar like?

A person with bipolar generally suffers from extreme mood swings. They may suffer from episodes of severe depression and extreme mania (overwhelming joy). A person can be very sad at one time and very excited after 1-2 hours.

What are the 4 types of bipolar?

According to American psychiatric association, the four major bipolar categories are: bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 polar 2 disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and disorder due to a medical condition.

What causes bipolar disorder?

Having a close relative with same disorder, high stress, trauma, death of a loved one, and drug abuse can trigger first episode of bipolar disorder.

What is the difference between bipolar 1 and 2?

People suffering from bipolar 1 experience a full maniac episode with a mild depressive episode. Whereas, bipolar 2 people experience a full depressive episode with a mild maniac episode.

Can bipolar go away?

Bipolar symptoms come and go, but the actual disorder does not go away on its own. It requires a lifetime treatment for better results.

Consulting an Expert

If you have the symptoms discussed above, you should undergo bipolar disorder test at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai to know if you have bipolar disorder. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need more information.

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