Frequently Asked Questions
- Bipolar I disorder (BD-I)
- Bipolar II disorder (BD-II)
- Cyclothymic disease
- BD otherwise specified or unspecified
There are a few symptoms associated with each episode of mania, hypomania, and euthymia or mixed episodes as follows.
- Symptoms of the high/manic episodes may include:
- Extreme excitement or joy.
- A sudden shift from happiness to irritation and anger.
- Having an exceptional sense of importance and strength.
- Poor impulse control and decision-making, as seen in cases where people abruptly leave their jobs.
- Rapid speech without proper thinking.
- Setting ambitious but illogical plans.
Genetic factors: Bipolar disease increases a child’s likelihood of having it if any of their blood relatives also have the disorder.
Age:It usually starts at the age of 25 years. But it may also develop in teens or children.
Biological traits: Hormonal imbalances may play a role. Imbalances in the neurotransmitters may affect the brain.
Environmental factors: Prenatal viral infections- bipolar disorder is among the mental diseases linked to prenatal viral infections. Childhood maltreatment may increase the risk for the later development of the bipolar disorder.