“The high and low phases of the illness are often so extreme that they interfere with everyday life” (NHS 2009).In bipolar disorder, the depression phase often comes first.
He kept enthusing about his designs being imaginative and original.
At the workplace, clients and colleagues would complain about John’s unprofessional behaviour suggesting a lack of understanding on the part of his workplace.
This disorder results in frequent anxiety and low frustration level in the young people (CABF 2007).
Depression, in this situation, means a situation where you feel very low while mania would refer to a situation where you feel very high (NHS 2009).
The initial manic or depressive episodes of bipolar disorder usually take place early in the teenage years or early adulthood (Macnair 2008) At least half of all cases start before age 25 (Kessler et al., 2005).
The symptoms of the disorder can be fairly subtle and may result in being overlooked or misdiagnosed.
These episodes of depression may lead to overwhelming feelings of worthlessness, which often lead to thoughts of suicide.
The manic phase may make you feel very creative and view mania as a positive experience.
One can be diagnosed with clinical depression before having a manic episode.
The manic episodes usually take place after some time, after which the diagnosis might change.