The Challenges of a Person with Bipolar Disorder

In this study, I will be tackling the challenges and struggles of an individual who has bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder has 4 types, bipolar. Bipolar 1 is the least common among four types, the 3 others types of bipolar, wherein the different episodes of this mental illness occur. Furthermore, In general. In this illness, you can feel extreme sadness and excessive happiness, or your mood can change in a finger snap. Moreover, if one of the symptoms does not occur or is shown along in the three categories of this mental illness and still showing the episode of the manic mood (Ashley, 2021).


Every day people with bipolar disorder have difficulties in their daily lives, unpredictable mood swings, and often change their vibe toward the people around them. Sometimes they isolate themselves from other people to have less trouble communicating and socializing with other people. Hence, bipolar disorder is apparently still an unknown source. But some factors may be connected with bipolar, like the distinctive structure of the brain or family history of mental illness and a history of unpleasant trauma ( Ashley, 2021). Moreover, in the study by ( Cohen et al. 2003) about the impact of stress and social support on bipolar disorder recurrence, individuals' high amount of stress and traumatic/ painful experiences can trigger the disorder. This study suggests that social support can help an individual with bipolar I. Lower social support might be the risk factor for the higher types of bipolar disorders or other mental illnesses might occur.


Bipolar disorder is life-threatening; the individuals experience a lot of mood swings or severe mood changes (White Swan Foundation, 2015). We should know all the facts and knowledge about Bipolar Disorder. Because we can not know if one of our family, relative, or colleague has it. We should be aware of this to take care of that person who is suffering from bipolar disorder. They can’t live their lives without being cautious of their movement; they can’t feel they are normal. They can also experience other people who choose to stay away from them because of their condition and not to understand their condition.


According to the study and data of (Zornberg et al. 1993), the average woman with bipolar disorder is in her early mid-20s. It is because many women suffered from traumatic events or experiences from the abuser's family relative or in her environment. As we all know. This mental illness is a significant broad illness in our society. If you are experiencing the symptoms of bipolar disorder, you should get help from a professional.




 

References:


Cohen, A. N., Hammen, C., Henry, R. M., & Daley, S. E. (2004). Effects of stress and social support on recurrence in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 82(1), 143-147.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2003.10.008


Do you know the four types of bipolar disorder? Ashley Addiction Treatment. (2021, September 23). Retrieved from https://www.ashleytreatment.org/4-types-of-bipolar-disorder/


White Swan Foundation. (n.d.). Bipolar disorder. White Swan Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.whiteswanfoundation.org/disorders/mood-disorders/bipolar-disorder?gclid=CjwKCAiA6Y2QBhAtEiwAGHybPRMcdmOcUwJNqSjnM2ATWLgpQoY87-chB8n9uJ_34ZYiy_tJBC8KtRoCZXAQAvD_BwE


Zornberg, G. L., & Pope, H. G. (1993). Treatment of depression in bipolar disorder: new directions for research. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology.https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-5618.2010.00831.x


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