Bi-Polar Disorder Research: Mania, Depression, Mixed
Bipolar disorder, also know as manic depression, is characterized by drastic shifts in mood, energy level, and behavior: from the uncharacteristically poor judgement, racing speech, and irritability and lack of focus caused by mania to the feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, and even thoughts of suicide caused by depression. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.
Learn more about Symptoms of Bipolar.
How is Bipolar –Manic or Mixed different from each other?
Bipolar –Manic or Mixed is different from related disorders because Bipolar –Manic or Mixed is classified only by having both periods of elevated states and depressive states that interfere with the functioning of the individual. Many of the related disorders branch-off of these symptoms and include additional symptoms of their own.
Bipolar Disorder – Mania Symptoms Include:
- Irritability & Distractibility
- Uncharacteristically poor judgment
- Involving oneself in careless and dangerous activities
- Delusions or break from reality
- A sustained period of behavior that is different from normal
- Racing thoughts & speech
Bipolar Disorder – Depression Symptoms Include:
- Feeling hopeless, sad, empty, or worthless
- Fatigue, loss of energy, sluggishness
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep problems
- Concentration and memory problems
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Bipolar Mixed Symptoms
A mixed episode of bipolar disorder features symptoms of both mania or hypomania and depression. Common signs of a mixed episode include depression combined with agitation, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, distractibility, and racing thoughts. This combination of high energy and low mood makes for a particularly high risk of suicide.
What happens if Bipolar Mania, Depression, or Mixed goes untreated?
The most serious risk of mixed bipolar disorder is suicide. People with bipolar disorder are 10 to 20 times more likely to commit suicide than people without bipolar disorder.
What new research is being done for Bipolar Mania, Depression, or Mixed?
Lately for Bipolar –Manic or Mixed, most clinical research has been conducted to try to regulate the mood swings of individuals with Bipolar –Manic or Mixed. Recently, the lack of a certain gene in mice has shown success in alleviating the effects and the depths of episodes of Bipolar disorder. It is claimed that this gene could be one of the contributing factors to individuals with Bipolar –Manic or Mixed.
Precise Research Centers offers several Bipolar Research Studies that could help:
- Clinical study for people diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder that are currently MANIC
- Clinical study for people diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder that are currently DEPPRESSED