Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) can affect anyone. Around 1 in every 100 adults have bipolar disorder. It can occur at any age, although it often develops between the ages of 15 and 19.

People with bipolar disorder have periods of depression and mania. Episodes of depression can show symptoms like feeling very low and lethargic, sometimes extreme and with psychosis. In contrast, episodes of mania can result in feeling very high and overactive. For example, mania may present as behaviours like overspending money and sleeping little. There is also a less severe mania, known as hypomania.

Symptoms can depend on which mood you’re experiencing. Unlike simple mood swings, each extreme episode can last for several weeks (or even longer), and some people may not experience a stable mood very often.

The pattern of mood swings varies widely between people. For example, some people will only have a handful of bipolar episodes in their lifetime and are stable in between while others may have many episodes, requiring hospital stays and long term psychiatric care.

At The Eaves, we have specialist practitioners experienced in helping people with bipolar disorder.

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