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Bi-Polar disorder

Bi-polar is generally a cyclic disease where individuals display depressive and elevated episodes at regular intervals. It is a disorder resulting from the imbalance of the chemicals in the brain that causes a lot of fluctuations of mood. It is a fact that we all experience happy and sad moods, but people with bi-polar disorder experience the changes in mood at an increased level. The cause of this disorder is not known completely. However, it is estimated that there are different factors responsible for it. It is often connected to a genetic component.

People suffering from the Bi-polar disorder are more likely to think about suicides or make an attempt for it. Treatment of the bi-polar disorder generally includes a combination of medicines for managing the symptoms and the psychological therapies to help people deal with the illness and live a normal and a meaningful life.

Some common drugs administered for an individual suffering from a bipolar disorder are antidepressants, conventional antipsychotic, lithium, newer antipsychotic, antiepileptic drugs and anti-anxiety medicines. There are psychological therapies available such as cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, interpersonal therapy that show greater results than the medications given.

The bi-polar disorder is generally seen in teenagers and young adults. But there are possibilities of its occurrence even in small children and the older adults. People of all the races and backgrounds can be affected by it. This disorder has some connection with the level of hormones in your body. The experts have found some connection between the level of thyroid hormones and bipolar disease.

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