Symptoms Of Manic Depression And Bipolar Depression
Manic depression or bipolar depression is not an uncommon disease. About 5.7 million Americans are suffering from mild to medium manic depression. Manic depression consists of abnormally elevated moods. Actually manic means high and depression means low (state of mind). And manic depression means the combination of these alternative moods in a person. Sometimes these moods can be separated by normal periods and sometimes depression and mania can alternate rapidly.
Manic depression is common in both man and woman and found in all the ethnic groups around the world. It consists of two opposite states of mind. As such, symptoms of manic depression consists of two opposite sets, one high (manic or hypo manic) set and one low set (depressive). The symptoms of manic depression can be mild, medium or severe in both manic and depressive state.
Symptoms of Manic depression are-
Huge increase in energy
Less need for sleep
Concentrating ability goes down, can be distracted easily
Becoming aggressive and intolerant
High attraction for sex
Unrealistic believe and poor judgment
Thoughts are just racing in the mind and talking quickly
Severe symptoms include experiencing psychosis and breaking with reality.
According to mental health experts, if three or four of the above mentioned symptoms are occurring nearly every day, then it indicates that the person is experiencing manic episodes.
Symptoms of Manic Depression Results-
Feeling sad, anxious and worthless
Loss of interest in all things even the activities once enjoyed.
Sleeping too much
Change of appetite
Always thinking about the negative side of everything
Occurrence of mild to moderate symptoms of manic depression and depressive episode is called Hypomania. Severe symptoms can lead to psychosis (hallucination and delusion). Sometimes these symptoms (both manic and depressive) occur simultaneously, which normally confirms the severe state of the diseases. Symptoms of manic depression can cause serious effects to both men and women of all ages, so it is recommended to treat it at initial stages.