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Important Overview On Bipolar Depression Characteristics Bipolar disorder in psychiatry is a medical diagnosis which refers to mania (mixed states or hypomania) alternated with euthymic or depressed mood (clinical depression) inside a particular length of time. Compared to ups and downs experienced by normal people, a person affected by a bipolar disorder can have extreme swings of moods which can last for a couple of minutes or even months. Adjustments in moods are often associated with disruption and distress with high suicidal tendencies. There are also cases linking bipolar disorder to extreme functioning. Most creative talents are attributing bipolar disorder on their creativity. A bipolar disorder is categorized either as Type I or Type II. In Type I, a person may experience a full- blown mania. In Type II, the "highs" of a person never exceed the hypomania stage except if it was triggered by the mania medications. During manic periods, psychosis may occur. Rapid cycling is also possible. When talking about bipolar disorder, severity and problems connected with moods have its own variations. Thus, a bipolar spectrum disorder idea is employed more often which includes cyclothymia. A bipolar disorder is involving periods of abnormally agitated moods which adds to the depressed mood condition. The depth and duration of mood condition widely varies amongst folks diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. Moods can fluctuate from one state to a different causing improved functioning or impairment depending on the highs and lows of moods and its severity. The energy level, social rhythms, cognitive functioning, activity level, and sleep pattern is also altered affecting the normal routine of a person. The depression experienced by individuals having a bipolar disorder is just like a clinical depression. The symptoms embody persistent emotions of tension, unhappiness, anger, guilt, hopelessness, and isolation, appetite and sleep disturbances, fatigue, escapism, lack of interest on things once enjoyed, problems concentrating, indifference or apathy, self-loathing, social anxiety or shyness, chronic hopelessness, and isolation, appetite and sleep disturbances, fatigue, escapism, lack of interest on things once enjoyed, problems concentrating, indifference or apathy, self-loathing, social anxiety or shyness, chronic pain, irritability, and suicidal tendencies. When speaking about disability, loss of productive years, potential suicidal tendency and duration, the periods of depression in a bipolar disorder are widely known today as probably the most severe problem of an individual. Sometimes, the mania periods are more disruptive and noticeable to other people. Some varieties of severe depression are also accompanied by psychosis symptoms. It includes hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or sensing stimuli perceive to be there although it isn't), delusions (false beliefs of an individual that are not subject to contradictory evidence or reason and aren't explained by a cultural idea), and escapism (creating diversions mentally to escape from unpleasant and perceived phases of stress). These individuals could also be also affected with paranoid ideas that a powerful entity is monitoring or persecuting them. Some might imagine that these people who are near them are conspiring and bullying towards them. Higher levels of anxiety are felt without a cause. They felt that their family or friends are giving them up or leaving them. Unusual and intense religious beliefs is also present, thus some individuals strongly insists that historic and great missions are given to them to be accomplished believing that they have supernatural powers. Delusions may be more distressing in depressions. It's manifested in the form of a strong guilt for things that are supposedly carried out incorrectly inflicting the lives of other people. Quite a few conflicting theories are created considering completely different causes related to bipolar disorder. Nevertheless, nothing is accepted widely as correct. The primary nature of a bipolar disorder is flux. It's the state of mental operation wherein an individual is immersed totally on what she or he is doing, accompanied with a sense of full involvement, energized focus, and success through the activity process. The biological markers of a bipolar disorder include mood, vitality, sleep, exercise, and thought. The bipolar disorder's diagnostic subtypes are sometimes static snapshots of the descriptions of the continual changes of an illness. In line with the US NIMH (United States National Institute of Mental Health), there is no such thing as a predetermined cause of a bipolar disorder. However, lots of factors are appearing together to create the illness. This disorder additionally runs in families, thus most researchers are looking for a particular gene which increases the potential for developing the disease. Most findings suggest that the disorder is brought on by a number of genes similar to other mental diseases. The best way of describing a Bipolar Disorder is by learning it's episodes and symptoms