Bipolar disorder is a mental illness with a person suffering from wild mood swings. Classified as a mood disorder that is characterized by emotional extremes and challenged in regulating mood that tends to be long-term, characterized by emotional extremes and challenges in regulating mood (tend to be longer-term disturbances).
Bipolar disorder are considered one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and are associated with a significant social and economic burden. Of these, bipolar I disorder represents a condition where extreme mood swings can occur, alternating between states of mania and depression, and may sometimes be accompanied by psychosis. Although bipolar I disorder is widely studied, progress in understanding the mechanisms by which it develops and how it may be better treated are hindered by the genetic complexity and clinical variability associated with the disease. Source: https://bbrfoundation.org/research-update/understanding-the-brain-physiology-of-bipolar-disorder
Mood disorders are misunderstood of depression as people think it can be treated in one day at the spa or just manic depressive because they were sad today and not the next day. Bipolar disorders are mainly moods that are emotional states that are even more subjective and harder to defined than emotions themselves. psychologists has disguised ten different emotions joy, surprise , sadness, anger, disgust, content, shame, fear, guilt, and interest or excitement. Moods are long- term emotional states. Bipolar disorder can be wild by being full with happiness and then the next day being overwhelmed by with depression. Depressed mood can result in significant weight, appetite loss or gain, too much or too little sleep, decreased interest in activities, feeling worthless, fatigued or lethargic, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
If Bipolar is left untreated it can cause which is common suicide attempts and self harm. The cause of mood disorders is often a combination of biological, genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Mood disorders can run in families, genes matter so people who have relatives with bipolar disorder are more likely to inherit the disorder. If a twin has bipolar then the other twin has a 7/10 of a chance of having it as well regardless if they were raised together or separated. Also while a stressful life event can't give you bipolar disorder, but it could trigger a manic or depressive episode on someone with a pre-existing condition with someone who never experienced depression.
Women are more diagnosed with the disorder than men because women seek more treatment then men. The disorder manifests itself as anger and agression in men and manifest itself as sadness and hopelessness in women. Treatment can be the act of exercising to increase serotonin levels because low serotonin levels cooperate with depression states.
Kay Redfield Jamison a psychologist and professor is one of the most authorities of bipolar. She has bipolar and written books of how she has sleepless days and long periods of joyfulness which are manic states that is a mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state. She did things that felt good at the time, but later were regrettable. Then she would go on wild emotional crashes and depression that put her into a suicidal spiral. At the age of 28 she tried to kill herself by taking a overdose of lithium and went to a coma. When she emerged she decided to turn her life around and find help through medication.