A person with bipolar disorder may feel on top of the world one day (manic) and then feel as if they have hit rock bottom the next (depression). These extreme highs and lows can cause significant distress in their lives. Read on to find out more about the different types of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that causes major mood swings from major depression to mania. For a more detailed discussion on the different types of bipolar disorder please refer to my next article titled: Spotlight on The Types of Bipolar Disorder.
Dysphoric Mania involves experiencing mania and depression either simultaneously or in rapid sequence for at minimum a week. This article explains Dysphoric Mania. A list of possible symptoms is provided as well as diagnostic criteria for this disorder. Furthermore, treatment options are discussed.
Bipolar disorder is a mental Illness that involves major mood swings from mania to depression. Bipolar mania, characterised by intense energy, euphoria, irritability and impulsiveness, is the focus of this article
Psychosis is a symptom of many mental illnesses and medical conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, dementia, delirium, syphilis and drug abuse. Symptoms such as hallucinations, and delusions are explained.
We will look at the development of alter egos in someone who is suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. How these personality states are created and the roles they may serve in the person’s life is explained with a detailed description of how ego states develop.
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by instabilities in moods, relationships self-image and behavior. The process of devaluing then idealizing others is explained in this article as is the impact this has on interpersonal relationships.
Multiple personality disorder (MPD) now referred to as dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a splitting off of an individual’s consciousness, memory, identity or perception into various parts or identities.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds. In order to try and prevent more suicides occurring, it is helpful to be aware of the nonverbal signs of suicidal depression and to know what to do if you suspect someone is suicidal.
This article is a discussion of child abuse and its effects with an in-depth look at helping a child overcome depression. An extensive list of strategies to help a survivor of abuse is provided as well as some resources and how to find other support in your efforts to help.