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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder (also known as Manic Depressive) causes serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior “without a trigger or traumatic event.”  The swings of energy or mood shift from the highs of mania (high energy) on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with a person’s ability to function. Between these mood swings, a person with bipolar disorder may experience normal moods.

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How is Bipolar Disorder often Misdiagnosed?

One of the key factors in diagnosing Bipolar Disorder is asking the question:  Is the intense mood, anger, or anxiety triggered by something stressful, traumatic, or an overreaction to not getting their way?  If the mood is triggered then most likely the person is not dealing with Bipolar disorder.  Secondly, ruling out the below disorders and treating the below issues first before diagnosing Bipolar is very important.

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often is often misdiagnosed in people whose anger or anxiety escalates quickly or over reacts to stressful situations.  Often with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotion Freedom Techniques), or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Often oppositional children or teenagers over react if they do not get what they want and are misdiagnosed.

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