eBook-Understanding and Treating Bipolar Disorders
Understanding Bipolar To Get Help!
Most individuals that suffer from bipolar have one goal. That goal is to live a life that is as
normal as can be. To get through today without having any emotional problems, to make it
through the big meeting at work without having people wonder what is wrong with you and to
simply be able to enjoy your daughter’s graduation are all additional goals that you may have.
Before you can fully learn to cope with bipolar, you need to fully understand your condition. You
need to know what things happen, as best that you can, so that you can then trigger your coping
mechanisms to work for you.
There is no 100 percent sure way of stopping these things from happening to you. But, there are
countless things you can learn to do to help you to improve your outlook.
To get to that point, we will start by giving you all of the information you need about your
condition so that you can better understand what is happening to you. If you are a family
member who just wants to help someone that has bipolar, then by all means, you too can learn
all that you need to in order to deliver the help that you can give to them.
Bipolar is a condition in which there are extremes in moods and life experiences. There is no
doubt that bipolar is a health condition that is serious and disabling to those that have it. It is a
mental illness and it does require necessary treatment.
You may have heard bipolar called Manic Depression or that a person suffering from it has a
manic depressive condition. But, what scientists have come to learn is that manic style behavior
is only one extreme of this condition. The other part of it is that of depression. Both of these
conditions are vitally serious to your well being and even to your life span and must be treated.
While doctors do not have a cause for bipolar, they are working on finding one. Along with that,
you can be sure that there are many scientists looking for a way to cure the condition. Yet, until
that happens, we need to examine what we do know about bipolar and what it does to the
person that you are.
For most people bipolar starts when they are just in their teens. Some believe that it is triggered
by puberty. Others will not develop this condition until they are in their early adult years. Bipolar
can last your life time, too.
For most individuals, bipolar is a condition that doesn’t happen all of the time. You don’t go in
and out of moods ore other experiences within seconds and you don’t do this all of the time
either. For example, some people will have bouts that last for several weeks. Others will have
them for a few months at a time. Although it is possible to have bipolar in which your symptoms
flare all of the time, this is really the rare case.
If you don’t get help for bipolar, your condition is likely to continue to worsen. There is no doubt
that depression itself is a killer. Therefore, not getting help is simply not an option. But, the good
news is that there are medications, treatments and therapies that can help to reduce the
symptoms and help you to cope with your condition...