Bipolar Disorder is a serious Mental Illness where the sufferer experiences severe, exaggerated mood swings. These moods range from Depression in the low form and Mania in the high form.
Previously, it was known as Manic Depressive Disorder to indicate these mood swings, terminology has since been changed to Bipolar Disorder.
Everyone experiences mood swings, however those associated with Bipolar Disorder are much more serious. For example, during the Depressive stage, these symptoms are present for at least two weeks.
Symptoms of the Depressive stage can include:
~ Excessive levels of tiredness, wanting to sleep all the time
~ The feeling of not being able to get out of bed
~ Loss of interest in things that previously gave pleasure
~ Lack of motivation
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