Fountain Valley News - Your Hometown Community Newspaper

Bipolar Disease has 4 different forms

 
Series: To Your Good Health | Story 3

Last updated 1/4/2022 at 2:45pm

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is it possible for a person to reach the age of 70 and just now be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Are there degrees of impairment, like with autism -- some worse than others? -- C.S.

ANSWER: The hallmark of bipolar disease is mania. "Mania" has a specific meaning in psychiatry: It's a very elevated mood, associated with high amounts of energy and an inability to think clearly, especially to see the consequences of one's actions. Some common features of people in a manic episode include an inflated sense of self-worth, distractibility and racing ideas. People can be very ta...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 01/16/2022 14:28