Bipolar affective disorder

Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) is often confused with day-to-day mood swings that many experience from time to time. BPAD was earlier termed as ‘Manic Depression’ and is a condition that involves episodes of mania and depression; that is extreme dangerous highs and lows.

BIPOLAR DISORDER SYMPTOMS

There are different forms of BPAD that affect different individuals. Identifying the exact type is required to help create a tailored, personalized plan by the Psychiatrist. The exact technical mechanics of BPAD can be understood by visiting a professional for help, but for easier understanding a list of common symptoms is given below:

Treatment

Treatment of BPAD involves medication of varying combinations depending on the specific type of BPAD, requiring professional expertise. Any comorbid physical or mental health disorder also needs to be treated. Concomitant psychotherapy is often incorporated