Essay title: What Is Manic Depression?
What is manic depression? “ It has a name now I know what it is“ ( gold pg 26 ) Manic depression also know as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of disorder ( also called mood disorder ) that goes beyond the day’s ordinary ups and downs, and is becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, happiness, elevated mood, or irritability, also called mania countered by periodic, classic major depressive symptoms.There are three types of manic depression: Major Depression or Clinical Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression and Dysthymic Disorder. Manic or Bipolar disorder affects more than 2.
3 million American adults.Bipolar or Manic disorder affects males and females equallyalthough females are more likely to experience more depressive and less manic symptoms.Twenty to 30 percent of adults bipolar patients noticedtheir first Bipolar or Manic Depression before the age of 20.
In the cases of a teen suffering from manic or bipolar. A diagnosis to bipolar or manic depression has to be made carefully by a psychiatristbase on the following test:the adolescent age and medical history,adolescence tolerance for specific medications or therapies, expectations for the course of the condition, the parent opinion or preference. Manic depression is likely to run in families and in some cases is believe to be hereditary.
A trigger to this problem is family history of substance abuse, it increases the risk of developing it earlier. The symptoms of Manic depression or Bipolar Disorder are: Depressive Symptoms and Manic Symptoms. In many cases Manic symptoms are presentbefore the age of twelve, there are often confused with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) this is a syndrome that isusually characterized by serious and persistent difficulties resulting in inattentiveness or distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
The Depressive Symptoms that people suffer from manic or bipolar disorder are: persistent feelings of sadness, feeling hopeless or helpless, having low self-esteem, feeling inadequate, excessive guilt. “ Depression eliminates your self confidence” (Gold pg 28). To this day scientist have not found a cure or the gene that is causingthe bipolar disorder.
“ they are miracle drugs for people with mental illness “ ( gold pg 30). This disorder has open the doors to new drugs to treat the bipolar disorder. Lithium, valproic or carbamazepine are some of the most famous drugs that exist for the treatment of this disorder. The coping strategies that researches enforce for bipolar patients to keep are ahealthy life style, reducing stress, and most of all help to understand your mood, prevent relapses, words of encouragement, like I love you, you doing a great job, keep up the good work, yoga and meditation etc. By exercising your body releases endorphins, which help your body to feel calm and happy. To choose a sport or routine that you enjoy is a good way to start. Once you select the activity, is wise to executed it for 30 minutes or more three or four times a week.
Yoga is now getting popular now in days, people are moved by the different ways of motions it contains as well as the unique practice on balance ones aura. To eatwell balance meals helps your body to get nourishments, by eating vegetables and fruits is a good way to achieve this. Many of us tend to forget that our body is a temple and we must love it, by drinking excessive soda is a good way to disrespect our body.
Along with a daily multivitamin this will help you to get your vitamins and minerals that thebody needs. By maintaininga well balance diet will also improve your energy boost and help you on the hierarchyor basic needs that a person must have in order to have a good normal life. Such needs involve safety needs which help you to not to worry about your safety andself esteem needs which are the needs that a lot of happy people have in abundant.