Bipolar Disorder And its Different Types

Bipolar Disorder And its Different Types

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a psychological disorder that brings serious high and low temperaments and changes in sleep, energy, behaviour, and thinking. This blog is about bipolar disorder and its different types.

 

As per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), bipolar disorder affects more than 10 million individuals in the United States or around 2.8% of the populace.

 

By and large, an individual will get a diagnosis around 25 years, yet side effects can show up during the young years or further down the road. Also, it affects females and males equally.

Ayurveda Definition

According to Ayurveda, Bipolar disorder appears because of irregularity of the physical doshas vata, pitta, and kapha and the psychological properties of sattva, rajas and tamas.

 

Ayurvedic herbs utilized for bipolar disorder are adaptogenic. They are similarly important for depression or mania. The goal isn't to drive the brain out of a burdensome or a hyper episode by giving natural uppers or killjoys; however, to adjust the doshas and standardize the development of neurotransmitters.

Different Types of Bipolar Disorders and their Symptoms

 

Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a psychological disorder that brings serious high and low temperaments and changes in sleep, energy, behaviour, and thinking. This blog is about bipolar disorder and its different types.

 

As per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), bipolar disorder affects more than 10 million individuals in the United States or around 2.8% of the populace.

 

By and large, an individual will get a diagnosis around 25 years, yet side effects can show up during the young years or further down the road. Also, it affects females and males equally.

Ayurveda Definition

According to Ayurveda, Bipolar disorder appears because of irregularity of the physical doshas vata, pitta, and kapha and the psychological properties of sattva, rajas and tamas.

 

Ayurvedic herbs utilized for bipolar disorder are adaptogenic. They are similarly important for depression or mania. The goal isn't to drive the brain out of a burdensome or a hyper episode by giving natural uppers or killjoys; however, to adjust the doshas and standardize the development of neurotransmitters.

Different Types of Bipolar Disorders and their Symptoms

 

Bipolar disorder is a temperament disorder, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders currently records five types: bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, other specified bipolar and related disorders, and unspecified bipolar and related disorders.

 

Bipolar I Disorder

Many people with bipolar I disorder also experience the ill effects of episodes of depression. Frequently, there is an example of cycling between mania and depression. This is where the expression 'manic depression' comes from. However, in the middle between episodes of depression and mania, many individuals with bipolar I disorder can carry on with ordinary lives.

 

Who is at risk of Bipolar I Disorder?

Bipolar disorder impacts most people in their teens or mid-20s when symptoms of bipolar disorder initially show up. However, almost everybody with bipolar I disorder discovers it before age 50. Individuals with a close relative who has bipolar are at a higher gamble.

Symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder

 

The unusual way of behaving during manic episodes incorporates:

 

  • ‌Flying abruptly, starting with one thought and then onto the next
  • ‌Fast, "compelled" (uninterruptible), and boisterous speech
  • ‌Expanded energy, with hyperactivity and a diminished requirement for rest
  • ‌Swelled mental self-portrait
  • ‌Over-the-top spending
  • ‌Hypersexuality
  • ‌Substance misuse and addiction
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Bipolar II

Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I disorder, with temperaments cycling between high and low after some time. However, in Bipolar II disorder, the "up" states of mind never arrive at out and out lunacy. Instead, the less-extraordinary raised moods in bipolar II disorder are hypomanic episodes or hypomania.

 

What is Hypomania?

It's a less serious type of mania. It may feel better because your temperament is up, and you have more energy than expected. However, it's not out of control. But this high can make you depressed when it involves mania following the manic episode.

 

Bipolar II Disorder is similar to Bipolar I Disorder; hence there's no major difference in symptoms and whom they affect.

Cyclothymic Disorder

Cyclothymic disorder is a generally gentle mood disorder. In cyclothymic disorder, a raised state of mind is a mood swing between brief times of mild depression and hypomania. The low and high emotional episodes never arrive at the seriousness or span of significant depression or full manic episodes. Individuals with cyclothymic disorder have milder signs and symptoms than all-out bipolar disorder. 

 

Who is at risk of Cyclothymic disorder?

Cyclothymic disorder is hard to identify. However, it usually affects a person's adolescence or young adulthood.

Symptoms of Cyclothymic Disorder

  • ‌ Fluctuation of mild depression into hypomania
  • ‌ Hypomania or depression can last upto days or weeks.
  • ‌Sudden low and high moods for months
  • Impulsive
  • Insomnia

 

"Unspecified" or "Other Specified" Bipolar Disorder

"Unspecified" or "Other Specified" Bipolar Disorder, previously called "bipolar disorder not otherwise specified", is currently used to portray conditions in which an individual has a couple of state of mind and energy symptoms that characterize a hyper or hypomanic episode, or the symptoms may not keep sufficiently going to be viewed as obvious "episodes."

Unspecified or Other Specified Bipolar Disorder is present when the symptoms of the other 3 types do not fit but still involve unusual manic episodes.

 

What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

Modern science has discovered no evidence behind the cause of Bipolar Disorder or what causes bipolar disorder. However, according to Ayurveda, the imbalance between doshas can be a reason to disturb your mental health.

 

The specific reason for bipolar disorder is obscure, yet it could be brought about by any explanation, for example,

 

  • Synapse unevenness like glutamate, dopamine
  • Genetics can be a factor. There's a high chance if it runs in the family, you're on the verge of it too.
  • Mental variables like pressure
  • Prescriptions like antidepressants
  • Sickness like neurological issues, diabetes
  • Substance misuse
  • Lack of sleep
  • Occasional changes

 

Can Ayurveda Cure Bipolar Disorder?

Ayurvedic treatment at the earliest indication of a psychological wellness issue can forestall bipolar disorder or other emotional well-being conditions from deteriorating. Early treatment is profoundly compelling to keep episodes from deteriorating.

Ayurveda Treatment

  • Snehapanam
  • Panchakarma
  • Rasayana Therapy

 

You can visit Ayushakti for the treatments as mentioned above.

 

Final Takeaway

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong mental illness. Taking help at the initial stage when diagnosed can save you not only money but also your loved ones' lives too. Consult our Ayushakti Doctors.

 

 

 

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Author of the Blog: Dr.Ronak Naik

 

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

 

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd