What is Bipolar Affective Disorder?
THE TWO OPPOSITE POLES OF MOOD SWING ARE KNOWN AS DEPRESSION AND MANIA.
How does bipolar disease evolve in a patients lifetime?
Most people experience mania or hypomania, and depression in periods of their lives. The number of episodes occurring during the life of a patient may vary, but it is on average around ten. They will not always be depressed or in a manic phase. At times, their mood will be “normal” and everything will be fine. The period of normal mood between two episodes shortens after the first 5 episodes.
Do Bipolar patients all have the same symptoms?
There are various “types” of bipolar disorder, which are defined by symptoms. The different behaviors and changes in mood help doctors rank bipolar disorder. Among many, the type of bipolar disorder may vary according to the time of their lives.