I’ve lived for so long with ups and downs that I’m used to that way of life.For a long time, what I thought was my “normal” self was actually my hypomanic self.by Kevin Caruso Studies have shown that 25 to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder (manic depression) attempt suicide.Thus, early diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder should be considered an urgent matter. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes strong mood swings or "episodes," which include both manic episodes (also known as mania) and depressive episodes (also known as depression).
Hypomania is a milder version of mania, and it makes you feel good, for a while, but the feelings do not last.
Though regardless of one’s perception, this symptom is not going to disappear, it is not going to flutter away conveniently so as to hide ones blushes, it is not going to be forced into submission due to ones ingrained beliefs or values and it certainly is not going to remove itself because ones Psychiatrist is facing an area that makes them cringe, an area that will result in the patient informing them of their deepest desires and fantasies, their overwhelming sexual appetites and the resultant insatiable lust filled escapades that they may have participated in. Hypersexuality is the increased need and often pressure for sexual gratification that can arrive with an episode of Mania.
This symptom exists, it does need discussing and it certainly needs bringing out into the open, if only to raise awareness and allow more research into this area to be completed, which at the moment is fundamentally lacking. Due to this overwhelming desire for sex and the decreased inhibitions that accompany mania, often one will seek out sexual relationships or experiences with other people, sometimes to an excessive degree.
There are two types of bipolar disorder: bipolar disorder I, and bipolar disorder II.
Bipolar disorder I is the classic form of the disorder and involves recurrent episodes of mania and depression.
sustained recovery from an episode of mental illness is what we all strive for. No person’s recovery is going to be the same; therefore, no recovery goal is going to be the same.