Bipolar Disorder Types

Bipolar disorder is one of the important categories of depressive illness which is also called as manic depressive illness. Bipolar disorder causes the emotional fluctuate of brain and psychological state and often responsible for mood swing and mental disorder. Bipolar disorder can be varying according to the different aspect of life. It can be high or it can be low, in the basis of ups and down of life.

Emotional fluctuate of mood, less of energy or extreme energy. Less of interest, changes in regular activity of life etc. are the negative outcome of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder associate with the both symptoms and signs of depressive illness and manic depressive illness which causes the mild stage of depression and severe stage of mania at the same time.

Bipolar disorder is basically categorized into three categories.

Each type of bipolar disorder is categorized according to the episodes of symptoms and outcomes of mania and depression. The three types of bipolar disorder are generally distinguished by different symptoms and can produce different outcomes even sometimes require different treatment procedure.

Therefore it is essential to having knowledge about the basic characteristics and pattern of each type in order to get right treatment according to nature of the type of bipolar disorder. Each types of bipolar disorder are described below in details:

Bipolar I disorder (mania and depression).
Bipolar I disorder is the most sever and major category of bipolar disorder and classic form of illness. Bipolar I disorder is characterized by at least one episode of mania or mixed episode. Most of the people who are experiencing bipolar I disorder also experiencing the signs of major depressive disorder even the rate is higher.

People with mania develop several symptoms which are as follows:

Bipolar II disorder (hypomania and depression)
Bipolar II disorder never leads the people to develop the symptoms of full mania. This disorder is recognized by the recurring episodes of severe depressive illness and hypomania. The mild and moderate symptoms of mania also can be found in the Bipolar II disorder. If anyone has developed at least one episode of mania then the doctor is unable to treat the sufferer with the treatment process of Bipolar II disorder. To diagnosis bipolar II disorder properly the victim has to experience at least one episode of hypomania or major depression.

Cyclothymia hypomania and mild depression
Among all types, Cyclothymia is the mild stage of bipolar disorder. Mood disorder or elevated mood causes Cyclothymia. Though it is ranges from low to high but the outcomes and symptoms are less severe than manic and major depressive disorder. Cyclothymia bipolar disorder should be screened and treated properly in order to prevent it from being major disorder. In order to diagnosis and identify Cyclothymia, the depressed people have to experience many episodes of hypomania and at least two year experience of mild depressive disorder.


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