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Manic Depression Symptoms – You Might have Them

Coping with depression must be hard for ordinary people. All of us will experience depression and we will have different approaches in combating it.








Here is a small article about manic depression or what is called bipolar depression.
Manic depressive – What does it mean?
Manic depressive refers to mood swings from overly “high” (manic) to overly “low” (depressed). Another name for manic-depressive illness is bipolar disorder. This refers to a person’s mood alternating between “poles” of mania (highs) and depression (lows). Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual changes in the person’s mood, energy, and ability to function.

Manic-depressive illness or bipolar disorder affects both men and women. Although it can start at any age, it usually begins in late adolescence. Bipolar disorder is found among people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social classes. It appears to have a genetic link and tends to run in families. Unfortunately, in addition to affecting the sufferer’s life, this disease also has the potential to devastate the lives of the caregivers and those in the immediate family circle.

The National Institute of Mental Health lists the following Symptoms:

The National Institute of Mental Health lists many of the following Manic Depression symptoms.1 Manic disorder that characterize the high or ‘manic’ aspect of manic disorder are called episode includes the following:

Symptoms of manic disorder that characterize the low or ‘depressive’ aspect of manic-depressive disorder are the following:

If you have the following symptoms, it is recommended that you visit a health professional.

Article resource:

http://www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/manic-depressive.htm and The National Institute of Mental Heath: www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolar.cfm











2 Comments »

  1. There are so many people who have bipolar disorder who haven’t even been professionally diagnosed. Many of the people in those situations wouldn’t even be able to identify their own symptoms.

    Comment by Gabe | freebloghelp.com — December 14, 2009 @ 3:55 am

  2. If this is the case then it’s really kinda scary. Some of them do not want to admit that they need to consult a professional.

    Comment by riantalk — December 14, 2009 @ 5:38 am

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