- Bipolar disorder
Mayo Clinic describes bipolar disorder as: "Bipolar disorder sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. Although a severe condition, bipolar is very common ailment, that can be treated with proper medications and therapies.
People who suffer from bipolar disorder may only experience mood swings once or twice a year. However, those who suffer severely may experience mood swings several times in a single day. During these mood swings, an individual suffering from bipolar disorder, will experience the highest, followed by the lowest of lows.
It is important for people, who suffer from bipolar disorder, to receive the necessary treatments and medications needed to combat their psychological affliction. Additionally, individuals, who suffer from bipolar disorder and don't receive psychiatric treatment, are at high-risk of using drugs and alcohol as a means of self-medicating.