How do you live with manic depression?
Depression often results from combination of factors - personal experiences, financial problems, tension or trauma in personal life. Whatever be the cause, depression is not just a state of mind. It is related to physical changes in the brain too. Depression is associated with an imbalance of neurotransmitters (chemicals that carries signals in your brain and nerves) in the brain.
Manic depressive - What does it mean?
Manic depressive refers to mood swings from overly “high” (manic) to overly “low” (depressed). Another name for manic-depressive illness is bipolar disorder. This refers to a person’s mood alternating between “poles” of mania (highs) and depression (lows). Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual changes in the person’s mood, energy, and ability to function.
About 700,000 Britons suffer from some form of the illness. Not only does it have a desperate effect on their lives, but on their families, too.
During the manic period, patients lose their sense of judgment and sense of what is normal, explains Dr Tuhina Lloyd, the consultant psychiatrist at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust who is overseeing Andrew's treatment.
They often think that they are immune from the usual rules of law, from death or social restraints, and so take risks that they would not usually consider, which can make them a danger to themselves and others,' says Dr Lloyd.
The depressive cycle is characterized by sadness, sometimes suicidal tendencies, or simply an inability to face the world. It affects people from all walks of life, but many of them go undiagnosed.
Often they don't suffer the acute manic phase that puts them in hospital and gets them diagnosed.
In many people, the mania is not so obvious and may take the form of irritability or anger or agitation - and people can easily go through life being thought of simply as very difficult to live with.
Often, when a diagnosis is made, it can be a relief for family members, and although it doesn't make living with the illness easier, it helps them to rationalise what is happening to the person they love.'
Paciants usually feeling better when sticking to the drug regimen - which includes mood stabilisers lithium and sodium valporete, and antidepressants.
Before you buy antidepressants online do not forget to consult your doctor for your individual depression treatment.