My Spiritual Bipolar Trip to the Psychiatric Hospital – Spiritual Emergency, Bipolar Disorder

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Since a lot of people get frustrated from time to time, there is that endless question if depression is a real illness. The answer is: yes. The deadly one, that is. It has been said that about 1 out of eight United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. Several experience it once in a lifetime, while others can have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if the person gets depressed the first time, there is a 40 percent chance that he will fall to the same predicament again. And come the 2nd time, there is the threat that this individual will go into a third manic depression episode.

Manic depression is a genuine illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical performance of the person. It is not just a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wills it to. You will find symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed properly and soon, it may grow to worse conditions. Similar to other illness, depressive disorder has also variations.

There are 3 types of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depression is a culmination of all symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s capacity to act normally. It may happen once, but continious episodes are possible.

Its less severe friend is dysthymia which is characterized by similar symptoms of serious depression, only they do not totally interfere with one’s activities. A person who has dysthymic disorder can suffer major depression sometime during his life.

Bipolar disorder is also a type of major depression that involves drastic feeling changes, from being very high a minute or so to severely depressed another minute. The manic cycle could make the person hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the frustrated cycle hits. The depressed cycle has all the symptoms of depression.

Since depression is an illness, there are symptoms. Again, they are the next:

1. Persistent “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and worthless all the time

4. Shortage or loss of passions in activities that used to bring happiness to the patient and this includes sex.

5. Visible fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleeping problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic body change or loss

9. Suicidal attempts and thoughts.

10. Pronounced becoming easily irritated

11. Physical aches and pains which have no physiological basis

The good thing is at the end of this dark tunnel called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is gotten in three types: psychiatric therapy, antidepressant medicine and the combo of the 2. Right now there are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light remedy are employed.

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