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Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. People with bipolar disorder typically experience manic and depressive states. If left untreated bipolar disorder can be detrimental to your health and the wellbeing of those around you. Treating this condition early and effectively is the key to living a normal life. When properly diagnosed and treated accordingly, bipolar disorder is completely manageable.
Types of Bipolar Disorder
According to the National Institute of Health, there are 4 different types of bipolar disorder:
Bipolar I disorder
Bipolar II disorder
Other Specified and Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorders
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Symptoms of a Manic State?
Feel very “up,” “high,” or elated, have a lot of energy, have increased activity levels, feel “jumpy” or “wired,” have trouble sleeping, become more active than usual, talk really fast about a lot of different things, be agitated, irritable, or “touchy, ” feel like your thoughts are going very fast, think you can do a lot of things at once, do risky things, like spend a lot of money or have reckless sex.
What are the Symptoms of a Depressive State?
Feel very sad, down, empty, or hopeless, have very little energy, have decreased activity levels, have trouble sleeping, may sleep too little or too much, feel like you can’t enjoy anything, feel worried and empty, have trouble concentrating, forget things a lot, eat too much or too little, feel tired or “slowed down,” think about death or suicide.
How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?
If you are diagnosed with bipolar disorder it is likely you will be prescribed medication to help manage your condition. Common medications prescribed to treat bipolar disorder include: Lamictal, lamotrigine, Seroquel, Abilify, lithium, Latuda.
Can I get Bipolar Disorder Treatment Online?
Bipolar disorder is typically diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. In some cases you may be able to meet with a psychiatrist online for treatment. That said, generally speaking bipolar disorder should be diagnosed and managed with in-person visits to ensure the care plan is working. At this time PlushCare is unable to treat bipolar disorder online.
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