Bipolar Delusions (typically referred to as Bipolar Disorder) are dangerous and complicated illness. Bipolar Delusions consist of rapid and sever changes in mood that can lead to feelings ranging from grandiose or thoughts of suicide. Because of these symptoms, Bipolar Disorder is classified as a mood disorder that should be handled with psychiatric care. Clinically, upswings in mood from those that suffer from Bipolar Delusions are referred to as hypomania, mania, or a manic phase. Downswings in mood are referred to as depression (Bipolar Disorder are often referred to as Manic-Depression). Due to the irrational and often sudden changes in mood, Bipolar Delusions are extremely difficult to treat.
Bipolar Delusions are dangerous regardless of the mood of the patient. Manic phases of Bipolar Disorder can create feelings of invincibility or delusions of supernatural powers. Naturally, these delusions can lead to risky behavior or irrational decisions (such as deciding one doesn’t need to sleep or eat) that are harmful to the patient and those around him or her. Bipolar Delusions are linked to genetic factors that greatly increase the chance one will develop it, but environmental stimuli can lead to the illness as well, such as a traumatic event. Bipolar Delusions vary greatly in severity from mild mood swings to a level that induces hallucinations. Bipolar Delusions are, therefore, classified into sections; the most prominent sections of Bipolar Disorder are cyclothymia, bipolar I, and bipolar II and the range is referred to as the bipolar spectrum. The name Bipolar Disorder originated recently and refers to the changing between manic and depressive episodes (poles).
Bipolar Disorder is treated with mood stabilizing drugs that help deter the severity of the Bipolar Delusions. When those don’t help with the Bipolar Delusions therapists sometimes turn to other psychiatric drugs or psychotherapy, though mood stabilizing drugs have been most successful in helping with Bipolar Delusions. The difficulty with treating Bipolar Disorder arises from the patient themselves. Cycles of Bipolar Delusions last varying amounts of time, anywhere from 3 to 6 months on average and can difficult to predict. Because of this, it is important that patients of Bipolar Disorder always stay on their medications. During a depression patients might feel there is no hope for deterring their Bipolar Delusions and won’t take the medication, and if they do take the drugs a bout of mania can convince the patient they are cured and have no need for Bipolar Delusion medication. As with any mental illness Bipolar Disorder should be watched carefully. If you know someone with Bipolar Delusions check delusional.com often to refer to symptoms and signs that signal help should be sought. Staying on top of the symptoms before they become problematic is the best way to control Bipolar Delusions.