a swing in seratonin levels in the brain causing manic episodes interspersed with depression. it akes a combination of drugs to maintain an eualibrium
Oh fine..any better treatments for this?
it is like a diabetic needing glasses and someone with poor eyesight needing glasses
of course therapy, understanding, dealing with issues as well is important but no shame in needing help with seratonin levels
Well given that I am not a brain surgon, and that I do not have a direct monitor overlooking the chemicle changes in peoples brains while watching there activity and behaviour change. I would say that biopoloar depression is yet another useless label that doesnt do much at all other than say up and down to more of an extreme to the means average person. Just as all the terms before it, and all the ones that will keep on coming. So I suppose it means up and down but more down at the moment
I agree,no shame attached to needing help with seratonin levels, though the ride is a bumpy one and unfortunately the balance needed in medication is a fine one and differs from patient to patient. The worst thing about dealing with this is the mood swings which take you from a depressive phase to a manic one. Embrace the fact, do not fight it as it will get you nowhere fast! Being an artist the numbing effect of the medication does not sit well with me and I tend to rebel agaist it.
I haven’t studied about this particular illness or experienced it myself, however I had a music teacher how suffered with this condition. She can go for periods of time doing absolutely fine, but when bipolar gets active, she is almost like a diffident person. I visited her in mental clinic and it was absolutely awful to watch her. The drugs didn’t suppress any of her fears, but she was definitely not herself. I’ve read in a health related magazine that working digging in the dirt and touching it with your bare hands helps fight depression. My teacher became a concert piano player because her mother made her practice 3 hours per day – she can play Chopin with her eyes closed , but she probably missed out on play time a lot. Don;t deprive your children of fun, that’s the lesson I’ve learnt from observing bipolar.
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