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Bipolar Disorder in Women

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder well defined periods of extreme euphoria and energy, sadness or hopelessness.

Bipolar disorder occurs with similar frequency in men and women. But it's common in women. For example, a woman has more symptoms of depression than mania, and female hormones and reproductive factors may control all conditions and its treatment. Some Co-morbidity, like thyroid disease, migraine, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorder. The women with bipolar disorder are more remarkable than women in the general population to abuse substances.

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Bipolar disorder in women needs unique reflections.

Women are more likely than men to experience depressive episodes, it’s the predominant feature of the illness. Women with bipolar disorder at the beginning of illness compared to men, and this depression tends to be more acute and last longer. Women are experienced with seasonal features of depression. More specifically, they are more likely to have depressive episodes in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer.

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Cycling between depression and hypomania, is more common in women, with some estimating that women are a full more likely than men. Hormones have a significant impact on mental health. The cyclical fluctuations women experience throughout their menstrual and reproductive cycles have been found to impact the severity of bipolar disorder. The mood disturbance may add up to premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Mood divert is a built in feature of bipolar. Some are mixed mania, that a state in which both depressive and manic symptoms are present at that same time. Menopause and age-related loss of estrogen can also have serious implications for bipolar disorder.

Sleep disturbances appear in women, and sleep patterns or quality seem to also be impacted by sex differences. The exact reasons are unknown, but it is clear that it is important to identify and prevent damaging sleep in women in order to help stabilize mood.

Women with bipolar disorder are more likely to have experienced sexual abuse. While this may in part reflect general higher rates of sexual victimization, it has an important suggestions that the onset and course of the illness; sexual abuse is associated with an earlier age of start and more suicide attempts. Women with bipolar disorder are at heightened risk for sexual violence.

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The common signs are:

  • Feeling are extremely irritable
  • Unrealistic, magnificent beliefs about their abilities or powers.
  • Sleeping very little, but feeling extremely energetic
  • Talking so rapidly
  • regular impulses for pleasurable experiences, such as shopping or sex, without understanding the consequences.
  • Racing thoughts; jumping quickly from one idea to another
  • Highly divert their mind and unable to concentrate
  • Impaired judgment and impulsiveness
  • Acting recklessly without thinking about the consequences
  • Feeling hopeless, sad, empty or Irritability, Sleep disturbances
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Physical and mental sluggishness
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Concentration and memory problems
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Bipolar disorder can be deeply troublesome and have a damaging impact on functionality and quality of life both men and women. These troubles are important to address in treatment in order to help women with bipolar disorder fully heal and restore both functionality and overall quality of life.

  Zarina Kamal       Monday, 16 Dec 2019       276 Views

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