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BIPOLAR disorder is a severe mental health illness that is characterised by extreme mood swings of manic highs and depressive lows.

Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk has revealed that he suffers from the condition that affects males and females of all ages – but what exactly is the disorder and is there a cure?

People who suffer from bipolar disorder have extreme mood swings of manic highs and depressive

People who suffer from bipolar disorder have extreme mood swings of manic highs and depressive lows
What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that can affect your mood, and typically can make them swing from one extreme emotion to another.

It is categorised by episodes of extreme highs, mania, or extreme lows, depression.

If mood swings last a long time, but aren’t severe enough to be classed as bipolar disorder, some people are diagnosed with having cyclothymia (a mild form of bipolar disorder).

It is thought around 29 million people worldwide suffer from bipolar disorder.

Manic depression is the term that was formerly used for bipolar disorder

Is bipolar disorder the same as manic depression?

Manic depression is the term that was formerly used for bipolar disorder.

As the older name suggests, someone with the condition will experience “manic” mood swings that can last for months.

How long does an episode of bipolar last?

Episodes of mania and depression can last anywhere from weeks to months.

You may get more episodes of one or the other, and they can be “normal” moods in between the two or straight switches.

Patterns vary on the individual but there can be constant changing between episodes or even a mixed state, where both episodes are felt at once.

This can include when the individual has overactivity but with a depressed mood.

What are the symptoms of bipolar?

The symptoms can vary depending on what mood the sufferer is currently going through.

Each episode, either of mania or depression, can last for a few weeks or months.

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 37 and has spread awareness of the condition

Comedian and actor Stephen Fry was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 37 and has spread awareness of the condition
Symptoms during the depression period include:

Lacking energy
Feeling sad or irritable most of the time
Loss of interest in everyday activities
Self-doubt
Lack of appetite
Difficulty sleeping
Suicidal thoughts
Symptoms during the mania period include:

Experiencing high levels of energy
Not wanting to sleep
Getting easily distracted
Feeling extremely happy or elated
Having delusional thoughts
Making impulsive decisions such as spending large sums of money
Saying things that are out of character
Feeling self-important
Actress Demi Lovato has publicly discussed her struggles with bipolar disorderALAMY
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Actress Demi Lovato has publicly discussed her struggles with bipolar disorder
Is there a cure for bipolar?

There are treatments available that aim to help handle episodes and reduce their effect on the individual’s life.

With treatment, episodes can improve within three months.

For prescribed medication see the NHS website.

Common treatments for bipolar disorder
Psychological treatment
Medication to prevent mania or depression (known as mood stabilisers)
Medication to treat the symptoms of mania or depression
Learning to identify the early stage of an episode
Practical lifestyle advice such as helping to improve diet, sleep and exercise
What is it like to live with bipolar disorder?

American actress Ricki Lake posted an emotional announcement in February 2017 that her ex-husband Christian Evans had died citing his “struggle with bipolar disorder” for his death.

Bipolar is condition of extremes, and sometimes the sufferer may not realise they are in the manic phase and can be shocked at their behaviour afterwards.

During their manic phase they may get irritable at other people trying to help, believing them to be being negative.

The frequency of episodes can vary depending on the sufferer, and this can affect some sufferers getting jobs or having functional relationships.

There is also an increased chance of suicide.

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