Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness which can be characterized with its up and down moods, namely mania and depression. The illness is also known as manic-depression disorder. Although this mental disorder is quite common in USA and all over the world, due to its characteristics it’s hard to diagnose. It is estimated that there are over 5 million US citizens who has bipolar disorder.
In this psychiatric illness there is a cycle shifting in between to different phases: mania and depression. Actually there are types of these phases according to its level and tendencies. For examples; some can experience and probably enjoys euphoria and can be very energetic in manic phase while some can lose his grip on reality. Moreover bipolar disorder can be categorized according to manic phases as bipolar 1 and bipolar 2.
In depression phase, patients have exactly the same symptoms as normal depression such low levels of energy, appetite and sleep problems or some may have focus problems.
Since it’s very hard to pinpoint this illness, read the article till to the end in order to have detailed information about the symptoms of this common disorder.