In simple words, bipolar disorder impact and disrupts lives. A step further than this is a depressive bipolar disorder – one that wreaks havoc on the lives of the people suffering from it and those around. It dominates a person’s actions and in turn, lives. Not only does depression take out the life out of you, being bipolar at the same can make it worse. Patients of major depressive disorder bipolar have a reduced quality of life and the willingness of being. The disorder is difficult to diagnose and even when diagnosed, difficult to manage.
What happens to the person dealing with the disorder?
Accounts from several people dealing with the disorder indicate that there are phases of high and low spirits. There could be stability at one point, mania at the other and depression at another point in time. Others recount that they have experienced depression and euphoria at the same time. The triggers for any type of an episode may be different. From stress to external factors to deep thinking, anything can lead to an episode when otherwise, all else seemed fine. For different people, triggers may vary. For someone, a trip may lead to a happy place and hence, a euphoric state, but for another, it may lead to bad childhood memories, and hence cause a depressed mood.
Treating the disorder
Such disorders are most difficult to treat as one needs first to understand the extent and reasons for the same. Professional help is required in various ways. Clinical therapy, medication, counselling and even hormone therapy may be required from a case to case basis. The first step is to take support from the loved ones, help identify the problem at hand and take proper treatment for it. It may not be curable, but it can be managed with a lot of support and dedication.