On World Bipolar Day

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness which is characterized by extreme shifts of mood ranging from elevated mood (hypomania/mania) to low mood (depression). Patients having bipolar disorder have episodes of mania and depression. A person who have depressive episode cannot be diagnosed as bipolar unless patient have one episode of mania in past. Bipolar disorder occurs equally in males and females and usually starts in adolescence and young adulthood. Patients with bipolar disorder will typically have more than one episode.

Patients going through manic phase will usually experience following symptoms:-

  • Elevated mood

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