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Story of Bipolar Disorder – By Olamide Noble

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A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

  • Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging not required

The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role.

Very common: More than 1.5 million cases per year (Nigeria)

What is a person with Bipolar Disorder like?

People with bipolar disorder frequently display extreme, intense, and disturbing emotional states known as mood episodes. Extreme happiness or excitement (mania) and melancholy (depression) are typical symptoms of mood episodes. People with bipolar disorder can also have normal moods occasionally. Continue Reading »

What are the 4 types of Bipolar Disorder?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are four major categories of bipolar disorder: bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder due to another medical or substance abuse disorder. Continue Reading »

What is the most common cause of Bipolar Disorder?

Hormonal problems: Hormonal imbalances might trigger or cause bipolar disorder. Environmental factors: Abuse, mental stress, a “significant loss,” or some other traumatic event may contribute to or trigger bipolar disorder. Continue Reading »

Can Bipolar Disorder be cured?

Bipolar disorder has no cure, but ongoing research and the development of treatment strategies is making it easier for individuals to effectively manage this condition. Adherence to treatment is most important, and that generally means finding the right combination of medications and sticking with long-term therapy. Continue Reading »

written by: Adigun Michael Olamide ‘Olamide Noble’

source(s): medicine net, talk space, bridges to recovery, medical news today


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Gist+: Kim Kardashian says Kanye West has ‘Bipolar Disorder’

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Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian has said that her husband Kanye West who has been ranting of late is suffering from bipolar disorder.

Kanye West had claimed that he has been trying to divorce Kim Kardashian for almost two years after she met Meek Mill at a hotel.

He made the series of wild allegations in a Twitter rant this morning. The father-of-four also accused Kim’s mum, Kris Jenner, of “white supremacy” as he shared his private text messages to his mother-in-law.

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In reaction, Kim Kardashian stated that those who have loved ones suffering from bipolar disorder know how it is with such people.

She also revealed that Kanye West is a brilliant and complicated person


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I have been diagnosed with ‘Bipolar Disorder’ – Selena Gomez reveal.


Selena Gomez, who has previously been open about her mental health struggles, has disclosed that she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The erstwhile Disney star spoke about her diagnosis for the first time on Instagram Live with Miley Cyrus for the latest installment of Cyrus’ Bright Minded series.


During the 20 minute conversation, the Wrecking Ball singer turned the discussion to mental health after enquiring how Gomez was faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, I went to one of the best mental health hospitals in America, McClean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realised that I was bipolar,” Gomez said. “And so when I got to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.”


She then went on to acknowledge that speaking candidly about one’s mental health is something that people can “get scared of”, detailing “I’ve seen some of it even in my own family where I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’”

“I’m from Texas, it’s just not known to talk about mental health. You got to seem cool. And then I see anger built up in children and teenagers or whatever, young adults, because they are wanting that so badly. I just feel like when I finally said what I was going to say, I wanted to know everything about it. And it took the fear away,” she continued.


Gomez said that after receiving the diagnosis she was “equal parts terrified and relieved”:

“Terrified because the veil was lifted but relieved that I finally had the knowledge of why I had suffered with various depressions and anxieties for so many years,” she explained. “I never had full awareness or answers about this condition.”

Per the NHS, bipolar disorder is a condition that affects the sufferer’s moods, causing them to swing from one extreme to another.


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