MANIC DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR DISORDER
causes of illness, symptoms, affects, and treatments...
Practically the same disorder. They are both caused by genetics, chemical imbalances and environmental influences. Both can cause changes in mood and personality, less to no emotion if any, behavioral changes and mood swings. Also, many times the person will have a period of being extremely happy, confident, or excited. Then they will have a depressed period and their mood will just keep going up and down and back and forth like that. The symptoms are similar too. Heart is heavy, nothing can permanently rouse interest, nothing gives pleasure, no longer has humorous or religious thoughts, unsatisfied with them selves, gloomy or dull thoughts arise, past and or future appears dim and they become or seem different to relatives and they don't do what they would normally do or they wont do the things they enjoyed best.
A very hard disorder to go through and not too rare to come by unfortunately, the both of them but there are ways to manipulate it. For example: there are ALL types of medicine to take for each disorder. Both have different prescriptions but they're similar. Since both manic depression and bipolar disorder deal or have symptoms of depression the medicine some what treats for the same thing. That being said, there are also other ways too. Some treatment options are psychotherapy, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics.
Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder can not be prevented. Although taking notice of the warning sings are crucial in keeping the disorder from escalating. If you do take notice of the warning signs and find it early, then you can see a doctor and prevent it from getting worse.