20 Surprising Symptoms Of Mental Health Illnesses You Should Be Aware Of

Bipolar Disorder:

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable. These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly. Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year. While most people will experience some emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any. Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, you can manage your mood swings and other symptoms by following a treatment plan. In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy).

1. Psychotic Breaks.

Bipolar disorder or manic depression isn’t only aggressive mood swings but a part of it could be dealing with psychosis which is a ‘break from reality.’

A psychotic break can often involve delusions or false beliefs that a person believes to be true despite lack of evidence, or evidence to the contrary. These might include the belief that one is a god, is impoverished, is being controlled by other people or forces, that one’s thoughts are being read by an outside force, or even that one’s spouse or partner is having an affair — that one is particularly painful; I’ve suffered from it on several occasions.

2. Mood swings don’t have to be super severe.

People suffering from bipolar disorder usually cycle between a state of depression and a state of mania. The state of mania isn’t always severe state of mania because there is such thing as hypomania which is less noticeable. This may cause someone to just be a little more sociable and confident than usual.

One effect of bipolar disorder may lead you to become way more sexual than usual. This goes along with the mania portion of the disorder but when I say way more sexual I mean it. You may find it hard to keep your hands off of anybody,

4. Spending unnecessary amount of money.

If someone has no problem gambling their savings and not seeming to care or maybe spend a ridiculous amount of money on things you don’t need? I don’t mean a little bit of treat yo’ self but I mean destroying your life with savings. This is linked to the swings in somebodies moods.