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									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

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"
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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