Manic depression describes two different
mood swings and manic depression is also known as bipolar
disorder. Manic depression sufferers go at least a week
on very high manic episodes followed by very low depression
episodes. Rarely in the normal range for long those
with manic depression fluctuate between these two extreme
moods. Like other depression disorders, manic depression
is heavily influenced by heredity and physical chemistry
along with certain personality traits. Call National
Referral today to find out more about a facility that
can help you or a loved one treat manic depression.
Interrupting cycles between episodes of
depression and mania often takes a combination of medications
and therapy. National Referral can help direct you to
a program that will address your particular needs. Therapeutic
settings can be very effective in dealing with the symptoms
of depression such as helplessness, hopelessness, negative
thinking, irrational ideas, self-criticism and shame.
Depression often leads to thoughts of death, suicide
and loneliness and regret can weigh heavily on the sufferer.
Manic episodes are the extreme opposite.
A manic episode can last as long as the depression,
a week or more. During this time the individual with
manic depression is often euphoric, cheerful and has
great self-esteem. A manic episode is characterized
by little need for sleep, speaking rapidly and frequently
and is easily distracted. Those suffering with mania
find that their mind races uncontrollably with thoughts
and they often find themselves seeking pleasurable activities
to the extreme.
Many individuals in a mania phase will
shop excessively, racking up high debt. They may be
extremely generous buying things for others or even
strangers. Others seek pleasure through sexual exploits
and may have several partners in a short amount of time
during their mania episode. These episodes continued
to be followed by an extended mood swing into depression,
then normal for a short time, then often depressed again
before skyrocketing to the mania phase again.
Call National Referral if you or a loved
one needs help treating manic depression. Effective
treatment can help with self-observation and evaluation,
build self-esteem, finding a purpose and create positive
decision making behaviors that will reshape your future.
Medications can effectively address chemical imbalances
that cause manic depression while cognitive-behavioral
therapy will shape emotions, communication skills and
new ways of thinking.
Get help for manic depression today by
calling National Referral right now.