Caught in the highs and lows of emotions – Bipolar Disorder is a disorder with two faces.
About two million Germans suffer from bipolar disorder. In addition to depressive phases, so-called manic phases are also characteristic: euphoria and depression show up in interaction in sufferers in the most diverse faces, degrees of severity, and sequences. Since it is tough for manic-depressive people to admit their suffering, it is particularly important to the LIMES Schlossklinik team to treat affected people very sensitively and adequately
Variations in mood
People suffering from bipolar disorder are familiar with extreme fluctuations in their moods, which affect mental balance and performance. In most cases, the disorder begins with a manic episode followed by depression.
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Due to their pathologically heightened self-confidence, affected persons show no insight into suffering from a mental disorder, especially in the manic phase. Often they remain unaware even after diagnosis and therapy. In severe acute states of the disease, there may also be pronounced psychomotor disorders – the so-called catatonic symptoms. Among the most common are:
In principle, everyone is predisposed to bipolar disorder – the causes are multifactorial. Different factors are assumed, which in various combinations can contribute to the development of the disease
The following are considered causative factors: