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Understanding Mental Health Pt 2

Updated on September 18, 2012

Bipolar Disorder


The characteristic of individuals with Bipolar Disorder has many similarities to Borderline Personality Disorder. Depressive episodes may start showing at any age but Manic episodes usually begins before thirty years old.

In most cases, individuals with these disorders are unable to point at the cause of their mood swings. When the switching of mood is ready; anything can trigger the onset of either manic or depressive episodes. In truth, it needs no stimulation. The illness are the effects of one or more of these causes; pro longed emotional suppression (unconscious anger, regrets and guilt), past trauma, cultural impact, family background, physical health issues, biological aspects, environment affect and the adaption of negative mindset. It is a mental illness.

Classic Moods of Bipolar Disorder


Manic

Bipolar Disorder is characterized by intensity in mood, increase in speech and motor ability. Manic individuals are normally happy, enjoys good humor until they are frustrated, which in turn changes their earlier disposition to that of irritable and insensitivity.

During a manic phase, individuals talk continuously and rapidly as their thoughts hops from one idea to another. Because of their constant flow of thoughts, unconsciously their tone of voice became louder, and combined with their humorous moods; they may throw in some jokes and uncalled comments. They are unable to relax and undertake several activities that resulted in a lacking of sleep as their motor ability increase. These active behavior also effect them in a social manner where they begin to seek out friends or/and relatives or make phone calls anytime of the day whenever the need became to increase subsequently. Thus they appear to be intrusive and demanding from other's point of view due to their domineering attitude.

Individual tend to be enthusiastic, optimistic, grandiloquent and an inflated ego (self esteem). In their impaired self confidence they may make a wrong judgment in major decisions (tendency to take extravagant business deals). The individual experiences a 'high' which is closely described to that of which an 'amphetamine' user. Ambitious, buoyant and carefree.

With the euphoric phase comes extreme denial. Which may be a denial of facing a deeper depression.


Depressive

This mood is characterized by sorrow, painful thoughts, anxiety and possibly delusion. The physical symptoms of depressed individual restlessness or emotionless (phlegmatic). Inability to concentrate, disturbed sleep patterns and irregular irregular appetites that increase weight or losing it.

During depressive moods, individual normally withdraws from people and feels lost, inadequate, despondent and battles the emergence of painful thoughts. They find no motivation to perform even the basic tasks of combing their hair or shaving for male. Activities that normally brings them great pleasure ceased to bring meaning. People that inspires joy in their heart fail to bring true gladness from their heart. Words of comfort seemed shallow and good news barely lift a smile at the corner of their lip. When the pain increases in intensity, Individual who suffers major depression are lured by suicidal thoughts as a solution to end their turmoil.

Treatment


Depending to age group and the severity of illness; there are some recommended therapy would that may be able to help individuals sufferings from behavioral disorders. One can start with assessment to distinguish the type of illness. Whether the individual is having Major Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder or ADHD. The next steps are counselling; Psycho education, Medication; to stabilize moods, CBT(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); to manage behavior.

**Please take note that there are other therapy which is more effective depending to an individual needs as advice by their doctor.

OPTIONAL REFERENCE HUBS:

1)"Understanding Mental Health pt1" the BPD version

http://ginjillashberry.hubpages.com/_35ymzs33zly3u/hub/Understanding-Mental-Health

and

2)" "Psychology -Bible perspective" conclusion/optional to the Mental and Emotional Health approach.

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