Demi Lovato

Living with bipolar disorder

Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a result of many of her actions

Bipolar disorder is split into two parts- mania and depression

The DSM gives bipolar disorder these symptoms-

Mania Symptoms:

-Mood changes

-Extreme irritability

-Behavioral changes

-Having racing thoughts

-Being easily distracted

-Little sleep

-High risk - impulsive behaviors

Depression Symptoms:

-Mood changes - long periods of sadness or hopelessness

-Lost of interest in activities

-Behavioral changes - feeling tired or slowed down

-Concentration problems

-Restlessness or irritability

-Changing eating or sleeping habits

-Suicidal thoughts

-Self loathing

-Can't control negative thoughts


-Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends on a combination of factors. Medication alone is not enough. In order to get the most out of treatment, it's important to educate yourself about the illness, communicate with your doctors and therapists, have a strong support system, make healthy lifestyle choices, and stick to your treatment plan.

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