Frequent Mood Swings: Early Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder That Should Not Be Ignored
October 3, 2018
Do not think that bipolar affective disorder (BAR) concerns only true "psychos." In fact, it occurs quite often, in about 1-3% of people to be more specific. Simply put, many people do not even suspect that they are sick!
Bipolar disorder is more common in women than in men.
This mental illness is characterized by polar mood disorders. ICD-10 defines BAR as an affective disorder, but earlier the term manic depression and circular psychosis could also be heard.
Why is this disorder called bipolar?
Basically, it is so due to the fact that there are usually two opposite phases: depression and mania (or hypomania - a milder degree), which alternate constantly and frequently during the course of this disease. At the same time, a person is rarely aware of their emotional instability: they completely deny the problem and don't want to be treated.