Estimated 1% of the population is:
Manic Depression - Bipolar
Symtoms: extreme irritability
loss of interest in work, people,hobbies
high or despairing mood
creative than usual
Discussing thoughts and feelings with family, friends and doctor is IMPORTANT.
Patients are encouraged to learn as much as possible about their illness and its treatment so they may lead more productive, satisfying lives..Lots of information on the computer.
Lithium: is the most effective way to contol the disorder.
There is no cure: Take your mediction, see you Doctor and if you need couseling....go.
I have been Manic Dpressive for 20 years.
I know about my illness and medication and I go to couseling when I have had a High ------- - I live a satisfying life.