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Bipolar Depression: Understanding and Coping with Bipolar Depression (Bipolar Disorder Depression, Manic Depression)

Author: Nathaniel Gifford

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN 10: 1982067217
ISBN 13: 978-1982067212

If you or a loved one is suffering from Bipolar Depression, then this book is for you! Bipolar disorder has many names, including manic depression, bipolar depression, and manic-depressive illness. Manic depression is an old term that was used widely to describe the illness. Why that term? Well, manic depression is derived from two terms: "mania" and "depression". Mania is the high associated with this disorder, where the person feels extremely agitated, energetic and happy. When in this stage, they often act on the spur of the moment, without thought of any potential consequences. Then there comes the disorder’s depression stage. This part is all too familiar. Depression is when a person feels abnormally sad, lethargic, and hopeless. Depression is one of the leading causes of suicides worldwide; therefore it’s important to understand it to be able to combat it. With these highs and lows, it can be hard for the individual suffering from the illness to cope, as well as making it hard for loved ones. The aspect of depression in this illness must be understood and effectively treated, as there is great risk in not doing so. Even though being manic does have its risks, an individual is more likely to die from being depressed than from mania. This can seem like a lot to take in. Where do you start to deal with such an illness, in yourself or your loved ones? How can we cope with the illness? How can loved ones deal with it as well? What are the treatment options out there? This book is here to help you in determining your next steps. Let’s get started.