Bipolar disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by sudden changes in mood. It consists of periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. During the aforementioned period, the individual often feels overly energetic, positive and capable of achieving his or her objectives, regardless of how ambitious they may be. During periods of depression, patients often often cry and report a negative feeling towards life and maintain poor eye contact with others. Even though we don’t quite understand what causes bipolar disorder, we can conclude that both environmental and genetical factors play a part. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are numerous, and vary from person to person; in general, we can identify a series of basic signs and symptoms which could potentially be related to the disorder. If you feel that you have periods of increased happiness, followed by a period of general sadness, you should visit your psychologist to get an evaluation. The various treatments for this disorder include different medication as well as therapy sessions.
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