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Bipolar Disorder: What You Can Do

Picture this: your family member or loved one has episodes where they are so happy and energetic that it seems that nothing on Earth can stop them, only to degrade into a depressive slump so great that it seems that the entire Earth lays on their shoulders. This is not normal, but that does not mean that it isn’t more common than you think. The symptoms described above represent a common cause for the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

There are three types of bipolar disorder, helpfully categorized as type 1, type 2, and Cyclothymic. (NIH, 2023) According to the United States National Institutes of Health, type 1 is characterized by manic episodes lasting longer than 7 days and/or symptoms that are so severe that immediate medical care is required for stabilization. Depressive episodes occur, with their duration sometimes totaling to two weeks in length. Type 2 is categorized by what is known as hypomanic symptoms. These are manic symptoms that are less severe than those that occur in type 1. The pattern of manic depressive behavior is much more intermittent within this category, with rapid up and down swings being typical. Cyclothymic occurs when symptoms that are typical to bipolar cannot be assigned to either type.

All of this information seems confusing, so what can you do? Recognizing the symptoms is the first step. Noticing these signs in your loved ones can mean the difference between recovery and a downward spiral. Without the help of a qualified psychiatrist, these symptoms will continue to manifest themselves, wreaking havoc on the lives of your loved one and everyone around them. Fear not, however, as our qualified team of specialists is there to guide you and your loved ones every step of the way to ensure proper treatment and a brighter future. Our team is here to help.

Here at Xanadu, we offer diagnostic consultations, inpatient and outpatient care, medication assisted therapy, and family services. This includes pick up services, emergency rescue, transportation to and from our facility in Gurugram, and other services that might prove essential should the need arise.

Our team is available 24 hours of the day.

Give us a call at 8287712625.

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