5 misunderstandings about Bipolar Disorder Kati Morton treatment therapy anxiety mood stabilizers
Hey everybody. Thanks for checking back. Today we are going to talk about the five common misconceptions about Bipolar Disorder. So stay tuned. So like I said. Today we are going to talk about the five misconceptions about Bipolar disorder. Now the first one is that there are only manic or depressive episodes within Bipolar. And that is completely false.
Because there are, If you remember from my old bipolar tutorial I talk about how people with Bipolar Two disorder, Never reach full blown mania. Instead they reach what we call Hypomania. Which is kind of a lower grade of Mania. But it's a totally different state. It can, it feels very different to the person. And it's just not Mania.
And other people don't fully reach Depressive episodes. They'll just have a low grade depression. What, if it goes on for a long time we would call it Dysthymia. And people can even, to make it even more complicated and complex, people can even have mixed episodes. Which is when a Manic or Hypomanic episode occurs at the same time as a Depressive episode. And this, as you can imagine, can make us feel very uncomfortable. Very frustrated and irritable. Because not only do we have a ton of energy.
And we have a lot of these grandiose thoughts and we are very excited. But we also feel really down at the same time. And very bad about ourselves. And it can make us feel very agitated. Having like two opposites happening at the same time. And to be truthful, it gives us an increased risk for suicide. So something as a ian we have to look out for. The second common misconception about Bipolar Disorder,
Is that Bipolar Two, is a 'milder form' of Bipolar. Now that's completely false. Because the thing about Bipolar Two Disorder is that we don't reach full blown Mania. And we stay in Depressive episodes for much longer periods of time. We may reach a Hypomania, but because many people don't reach the Mania. They never go in to the . Often times they go years without getting help. And because depression is such a prominent part of Bipolar Two Disorder.
The deepness of their depression goes on for years before they get any help and they reach out for help. And it can severely impair their functioning. And their ability to go to work. To interact with their loved ones. And just their overall level of functioning. The third common misconception about Bipolar Disorder, Is that people who have mood swings during the day, have Bipolar. People will often say,
What would happen if you didnt sleep Claudia Aguirre
In 1965, 17yearold high school student,Randy Gardner stayed award for 264 hours. That's 11 days to see howhe'd cope without sleep. On the second day, his eyes stopped focusing. Next, he lost the abilityto identify objects by touch. By day three, Gardner was moodyand uncoordinated. At the end of the experiment,he was struggling to concentrate, had trouble with shortterm memory,
became paranoid, and started hallucinating. Although Gardner recovered withoutlongterm psychological or physical damage, for others, losing shuteye can resultin hormonal imbalance, illness, and, in extreme cases, death. We're only beginning to understandwhy we sleep to begin with,
but we do know it's essential. Adults need seven to eight hoursof sleep a night, and adolescents need about ten. We grow sleepy due to signalsfrom our body telling our brain we are tired, and signals from the environmenttelling us it's dark outside. The rise in sleepinducing chemicals, like adenosine and melatonin,
send us into a light doze that grows deeper, making our breathing and heart rate slow down and our muscles relax. This nonREM sleep is when DNA is repaired and our bodies replenish themselvesfor the day ahead. In the United States, it's estimated that 30% of adultsand 66% of adolescents are regularly sleepdeprived.
This isn't just a minor inconvenience. Staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. When we lose sleep, learning, memory, mood, and reaction time are affected. Sleeplessness may also cause inflammation,
halluciations, high blood pressure, and it's even been linkedto diabetes and obesity. In 2014, a devoted soccer fan died after staying awake for 48 hours to watch the World Cup. While his untimely death was due to a stroke, studies show that chronically sleepingfewer than six hours a night increases stroke risk by four and half times