According to www.justgreatadvice.com, a mixed episode is being both happy and sad, up and down, all at the same time. Generally, this translates into the patient being very depressed emotionally, but displaying symptoms of mania such as inability to concentrate and lack of sleep. The other main type of bipolar disorder is bipolar type II. Bipolar type II is depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes. I like to think that a person that has bipolar type II is always “in between” highs and lows or back and forth.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Which may causes a damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can live a normal life. Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail.
Relatively little study has been done regarding the risks of bipolar disorder in the period during pregnancy. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish bipolar symptoms from regular pregnancy symptoms. Pregnant women often do suffer from depression, depending on their environment and stresses. Nonetheless, it is unclear as to whether or not pregnancy increases or decreases bipolar symptoms. Some studies suggest that pregnancy may lessen symptoms: “In one study, 800f patients with affective illness (predominantly bipolar) experienced an improvement or a diminution of symptoms of their mood disorder during pregnancy” (Altshuler et al.
Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases and Drugs Leta McDaniel Axia College February 23, 2012 Psychiatric Disorders, Diseases and Drugs Schizophrenia: There are several different types of Schizophrenia, the subtypes are Paranoid, Catatonic, disorganized, undifferentiated and residual. The kinds of symptoms that are utilized to make a diagnosis of schizophrenia are different between affected people. The diagnosis may change from one year to the next for the same person as the disease progresses. Different subtypes of schizophrenia are defined according to the most significant characteristics present in each person at different times. The result is that one person may be diagnosed with
Bipolar I Disorder Bipolar I Disorder is a complex mood disorder that disrupts the quality of life for an individual with the occurrence of an episode or episodes known as Manic Episode during the course of the condition. According to Lyons and Martin (2009), a manic episode is described as a period of time in which an individual becomes highly talkative, hyperactive, easily irritated, over excited, very outspoken, and is not aware of their psychotic symptoms. Sometimes a person will only experience one episode (single manic episode), but this is rare because many times it is extremely common for that same person to experience another episode. The majority of people diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder will indeed undergo the combination of two distinguished episodes at one time. Another episode is commonly known as a Depressive Episode.
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Symptoms usually include little concern for the rights of others and carelessness for what is going on around you. Bipolar disorder is a condition in which a person has periods of depression and periods of being extremely happy or being cross or irritable. They may also have distortions of perception and impairment in social functioning. Depressive disorder is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or even longer. This is similar to bipolar disorder in the fact that you have mood swings of sadness versus happiness in random periods of time for large amounts of time.
Symptoms of mania associated with bipolar are mood changes and behavioral changes. Some examples of the mood changes are long periods of being overly happy or outgoing and extremely irritable mood or feeling jumpy. Some examples of the behavioral changes are having racing thoughts, easily distracted, being restless, insomnia, and indulging in high risk behaviors. There are also mood changes and behavioral changes associated with depressive episodes in people with bipolar. Some examples of these mood changes are long periods of feeling empty and loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed.
Intrusive memories can include flashbacks, or reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time as well as upsetting dreams about the traumatic event. Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing involve trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event, feeling emotionally numb, avoiding activities you once enjoyed, hopelessness about the future, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and difficulty maintaining close relationships. Often, a person with PTSD will change their entire outlook on life after a traumatic event. The symptoms of their PTSD will cause them to reevaluate their life, and often cause them to make irrational decisions based on fear of such an event occurring
Depressive disorders, which include major depressive disorder (unipolar depression), dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depression), can have far reaching effects on the functioning and adjustment of young people. Among both children and adolescents, depressive disorders confer an increased risk for illness and interpersonal and psychosocial difficulties that persist long after the depressive episode is resolved; in adolescents there is also an increased risk for substance abuse and suicidal behavior 1,2,3. Unfortunately, these disorders often go unrecognized by families and physicians alike. Signs of depressive disorders in young people often are viewed as normal mood swings typical of a particular developmental