manic-depression by chengtaisoon


									Taking Manic Depression Seriously

Manic depression or Bipolar depression is actually considered as one of the worst type of depression that
people usually suffer from.

Characterized by sudden and extreme changes in their mood, Manic depression is said to be called as such
because manic = mania refers to the 'ups' while depression refers to the 'downs'.
A lot of people actually experience erratic changes in their moods, some times, these so-called mood swings
may not just be caused by PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) or stress. Doctors actually have diagnosed mood
swings as a common symptom of depression.

But when these so-called mood swings have gone to utmost absurdity, from getting irked even by the littlest
or simplest of thins like not getting your favorite ice cream flavor, this may not be just a sign of brattiness,
but when getting irked means you'll cuss and swear on the ice cream vendor and throw absurd tantrums, this
may already be the start of Manic depression.The so-called 'manic' or 'ups' in Manic depression is described
as to be the times when a person suffering from Manic depression may experience overly high periods,
consisting of heightened energy, a sudden outburst of euphoric mood, extreme irritability, thoughts racing as
well as aggressive behavior.
According to therapists, someone suffering from Manic depression may have these so-called manic 'periods'
wherein sudden outbursts of euphoric and elevated mood swings may actually go through this for as long as
not just a day, in can actually go on for as long as one week, even longer than that.

When it comes to the so-called 'low' or 'down' periods, as its name suggests can actually bring someone who
is suffering from Manic depression may experience very similar symptoms to those who are suffering from
actual depression. People who are suffering from Manic depression may actually experience episodes
showing a depressed state of mind - a feeling of worthlessness and being unloved may start to corrupt the
individual's mind. Various symptoms, showing guilt, extreme sadness, anxiety attacks, feeling of not
belonging, extreme pessimism and obvious loss for pleasure. According to therapists, an individual who is
depressed. consistently for more than a week can officially be diagnosed as someone who is suffering from
Manic depression.

In spite of being one of the most common, yet severe type of depressive disorder, Manic depression,
according to doctors can actually be treated. There's no reason to worry too much about it, just follow the
proper procedures that the therapist will instruct you to do, take the proper prescribed medications as well as
the proper dosage in order to help you (or your friend or love one) overcome Manic depression before it
becomes too late. Also, individuals who are suffering from Manic depression should always be able to see
their therapists on a regular basis so as to be able to release their pent up emotions to some one who can
interpret and understand what they're going to a lot better as compared to "normal" people.

Although positive results for a Manic depressive patient can still be achieved from natural alternatives, a
proper and a more lasting relief from Manic depressive symptoms can still be best acquired through seeing
cognitive behavior therapists. Contrary to some beliefs, when it comes to psychiatric treatments,
psychiatrists, preferably cognitive behavior therapists are still the best ones to consult for Manic depression,
as well as the ones who'll most probably be able to cure Manic depression.

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