Bipolar Disorder: From Devastation to Delight

Bipolar disorder can totally devastate your life if it afflicts you. It can also put extreme pressure on relationships with friends and loved ones. Very often it has been the main cause of the breakdown of these important relationships. Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, does not have to dominate one’s life in such a way. It can be handled well. Imagine the delight for the bereaved person and their friends and loved ones if this occurs. It would give everyone back control of their lives.

Uncontrolled manic depressive disorder can be in complete control of one’s life. Oscillating between manic episodes and depressive episodes is scary. When will the next high or low come? Can you tell the difference between being high and being happy? Can you tell the difference between being depressed and being sad? Even that state of normalcy between mood swings can be scary. When will the next of your manic episodes or depressive episodes come?

Suicide doesn’t have to be a threat

Of all mental disorders, bipolar disorder has the highest successful suicide rate and the highest attempted suicide rate of all. The US National Institute of Mental Health states that up to 20% of bipolar people will successfully counsel suicide. The US National Institute of Health states that between 25% and 50% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at least once in their lives. Both organizations also warn that these rates drop significantly if the affected person receives adequate treatment for their manic-depressive disorder.

Manic episodes and depressive episodes can definitely be managed successfully. Accomplishing this gives the bereaved person, their friends and loved ones a much more comfortable life to live. Even if episodes of manic depression are experienced, they are not as frightening as uncontrolled episodes can be. Can you think of the relief this would bring everywhere? The way to start managing these episodes usually comes from within the affected person. Manic depression is best managed when there is a strong longed for from within for this goal to be achieved.

The first step in managing manic depression is to have a strong inner DESIRE to do so.

East longed for ensures that the prescribed treatment regimen is strictly followed. This is a big step forward towards the successful management of bipolar disorder. A proper understanding of the disorder will be obtained. Good communication between doctor and patient is needed to ensure that the prescribed medication is achieving the required results. Hopefully, friends and loved ones will also gain a good understanding of the disorder. This knowledge helps them considerably as they provide support to help manage the disorder well.

Successfully managing your manic episodes and depressive episodes goes a long way toward putting you back in control of your life. Imagine the delight for you, your friends and your loved ones. Could it be time for you to take back control of your life? Take the first big step. Develop a strong DESIRE to do it.

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