Eating and Bipolar Disorders
By : Lakyn S. and Kathryn K.
Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar I Disorder is defined by manic of mixed episodes that last at least seven days. Usually depressive episodes happen that last about two days. Symptoms include excessive spending, inflated self image, substance abuse, and hopping from idea to idea.
Bipolar II Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder is described by hypomanic and depressive episodes. The episodes are not full-blown, though. Symptoms include hopping from idea to idea, rapid pressure, loud speech, increased energy, and increased need for sleep.
Cyclothymic is a mild form of bipolar disorder. People with cyclothymic disorder have episodes of hypomania. As well as mild depression for at two years. Symptoms include poor judgement, rapid speech, hostile behavior, and risky behavior.
Eating Disorders : Anorexia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a disorder in which you starve yourself, sometimes to the point of death. Some signs include a negative self image, refusal to eat and denial of hunger, excessive exercising, irritability, dry skin, constipation, and dehydration.
Eating Disorder : Bulimia nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is a disorder in which one have frequent episodes of bingeing and purging. You eat a large amount of food in a short duration, after, trying to rid yourself of the extra calories by exercising and vomiting. Some symptoms include laxative use, self induced vomiting, negative self image, excessive exercise, and irregular heartbeat.
Eating Disorders : Binge - Eating
Binge-eating is a disorder when you regularly eat excessive amount of food without purging or exercising. You may eat when you aren't hungry. Some symptoms include eating to the point of discomfort, eating fast, feeling depressed and disgusted.
How Are They Alike?
Patients with Bipolar Disorder have a high rate to have eating disorders, also. According to a recent study, more than 14% of Bipolar patients also suffer from an eating disorder, and these individuals are more likely to have a more severe course of illness.