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What does bipolar mean in simple terms?

What does bipolar mean in simple terms?

Definition of bipolar 1 : having or marked by two mutually repellent forces or diametrically opposed natures or views. 2a : having or involving the use of two poles or polarities bipolar generators bipolar ECG leads.

What is mental called in Spanish?

informal, offensive) (= crazy) chiflado (inf) he must be mental debe estar chiflado (inf)

Is bipolar disorder serious?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, ranging from extreme highs (mania) to lows (depression).

What is a bipolar person like?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition marked by intense mood changes. People with the illness switch back and forth from mania or hypomania (an emotional state of being energetic and gleeful or sometimes aggressive or delusional) to having episodes of depression.

What causes bipolar?

Factors that may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder or act as a trigger for the first episode include: Having a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, with bipolar disorder. Periods of high stress, such as the death of a loved one or other traumatic event. Drug or alcohol abuse.

How can I tell if someone is bipolar?

Common signs of bipolar disorder

  1. feeling overly happy or “high” for long periods of time.
  2. feeling jumpy or “wired”
  3. having a reduced need for sleep.
  4. talking very fast, often with racing thoughts and rapid changes of topic.
  5. feeling extremely restless or impulsive.
  6. becoming easily distracted.

Is bipolar I worse than bipolar II?

Bipolar II only involves hypomanic and depressive episodes. None of this means bipolar II is a “milder” form of bipolar I. The manic episodes in bipolar I can be more dangerous than the hypomanic ones in bipolar II, but depressive episodes can be longer in people with bipolar II, the Mayo Clinic.

Do Bipolar parents have bipolar children?

Although it’s true that bipolar disorder runs in families, a child with a parent who has bipolar disorder is still more likely not to have the disease than they are to have it. Even being the identical twin of someone who has bipolar disorder doesn’t automatically mean you’ll get it.

Are You bipolar or do you have bipolar?

Bipolars have mood swings; yes, improper grammar, but less wordy than those who are afflicted with bipolar disorder exhibit mood swings. I use it for simplicity’s sake. I use too many words as it is. But it seems to me that people shouldn’t be so frightened of calling themselves bipolar.

Can a person be both schizophrenic and bi-polar?

Expert answer. By definition, a person can’t have bipolar disorder and schizophrenia at the same time. But a person can sure struggle for years with psychosis, odd behavior and mood swings and be hard to classify clearly into one diagnosis or the other, which sounds to be the case with your brother. In the midst of these complications,…