Bipolar 2: Bipolar Survival Guide For Bipolar Type II: Are You At Risk? 9 Simple Tips To Deal With Bipolar Type II Today
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For anybody familiar with the condition known as bipolar 2 , you will probably know how difficult and distressing the condition can be. Bipolar 2 disorder is a condition most commonly characterised by at least one hypomanic (happy) episode and one major depressive episode. Firstly, what is bipolar 2 ? - Bipolar 2 disorder, is a type of mental illness that is very similar to bipolar 1 disorder. Typically, persons suffering from bipolar 2 will experience severe mood swings and changes, alternating from periods of extreme lows, to highs over time. The only real difference between bipolar 1 and 2 is that in bipolar 2, the person suffering from the condition will never experience what is known as full on "mania" type highs. The less-intense elevated moods in bipolar 2 disorder are known as "hypomania" or hypomanic episodes. Generally, people suffering from bipolar 2 disorder will have, or will experience at least one hypomanic episode in their life. Unfortunately, people suffering from this condition also suffer spells of depression, sometimes quite severe. This is where the term "manic depression" comes from. What are the symptoms of bipolar 2 ? - Although bipolar 2 is thought to be generally less severe than bipolar 1, it is still an extremely serious medical condition and there are a number of symptoms to look for if you believe that you, or somebody you know, may be suffering from bipolar 2 disorder. People suffering from bipolar 2 usually have an elevated mood, irritability and notice some small changes in everyday functions. Instead of full-blown mania, in which persons can become hysterical and uncontrollable, those afflicted will instead experience hypomania episodes like we spoke about earlier. These are much less severe changes in mood but still just as serious. In bipolar 2, spells of depression can typically last for much longer than periods of hypomania. Bipolar 2 treatments - In bipolar 2, hypomania can actually disguise itself as feelings of joy, happiness or even optimism. If this hypomania is not causing any obvious signs of unhealthy or unnatural behaviour, it can often go undiagnosed, and as such, will obviously not be treated. This is a stark contrast to true mania type episodes, which can result in a person or persons becoming seriously injured, both physically and psychologically. True mania type episodes require treatment via specially designed medicines. Those suffering from bipolar 2 disorder can greatly benefit from preventive drugs designed to stabilize their mood over the long term. These drugs have been made to help prevent the negative side effects of hypomania, and can also help to prevent spells of depression. Mood stabilizers are also a great treatment when dealing with bipolar 2 disorder. Lithium, Depakote, Lamictal, Tegretol and Trileptal, are some of the more commonly prescribed drugs when dealing with this terrible condition. Anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and even tranquilizers have also been proven to help treat bipolar 2. There are things that can be done at home to help combat the affects of bipolar 2. Changes in diet, such as eating healthier, fresher foods and drinking more water have all been recommended. Try to get a good night's sleep and not over work yourself. All of these seemingly small changes can make a big, big difference. Bipolar 2 support - Finally, if you think that you, or somebody you know, may be suffering from bipolar 1 or bipolar 2 disorder then it is urgent that you seek medical help and advice as soon as possible. There are a number of books, forums, experts and help lines out there, all designed to give you all the care, support, help and advice that you could ever need. Remember, you are not alone, thousands upon thousands of others are suffering from this same condition and you and your loved ones can still lead a perfectly normal everyday life. I wish you good luck and good health for the future.

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Bipolar Disorder
Survivor Guides For Bipolar Type 2
By: Heather Rose
Table ofContents
Introduction
Chapter 1: What is Bipolar Type 2 Disorder?
Chapter 2: What Causes Bipolar Type 2?
Chapter 3: What are the Symptoms Of Bipolar Type 2?
Chapter 4: When Should You Seek Medical Advice?
Chapter 5: How is Bipolar Type 2 Diagnosed?
Chapter 6: How is Bipolar Type 2 Treated?
Chapter 7: What is the Prognosis For Someone With Bipolar Type 2?
Chapter 8: How Do You Deal With Bipolar Type 2?
Chapter 9: How Do You Overcome Bipolar Type 2
Recommended Resources
Introduction
Youmay not realize it but Bipolar Type 2 is one of the most common mentaldisorders that people now suffer from. As the symptoms tend to be far lesssevere so it is often referred to as “soft bipolar”. Yet even though thesymptoms associated with this disorder are less severe it can still have adetrimental effect on the health and life of the person suffering from thisparticular mental illness.
Infact people who suffer from this disorder can find extremely troubling as theymay be subject to many of the classic symptoms that are associated with BipolarType 1. They can especially be subject to serious and recurring bouts ofdepression, along with more subtle bipolar symptoms such as periods ofirritability that leave them feeling confused or periods of impulsiveness oragitation.
Howeverwhen it comes to them suffering a hypomanic episode because the symptomsassociated with it are much milder they find that they are much more energizedand feel happier. As a result of this of course they don’t suffer the moreterrible repercussions associated with a person having a full-blown manicepisode.
Whatis important to note however is that even though the symptoms associated withthis form of bipolar disorder are a lot less severe without the right course ofmedication and therapy you will find taking control over the illness becomes alot more difficult. Also there is the chance that the symptoms can become muchworse and eventually lead to them have thoughts that may lead to them considersuicide as a way out of dealing with the illness.
Overthe years certain studies carried out have now begun to show that this form ofbipolar disorder is becoming much more prevalent.  In fact it is now believedthat Bipolar Type 2 is 3 or 4 times more common than Bipolar Type 1. But as yetno one can offer an explanation as to why this has become the case. Maybe it isbecause the criteria used now for testing people to see whether they aresuffering from bipolar disorder has made it much easier to recognize.
Yeteven though it is becoming more prevalent there are many who still believe thatthis form of bipolar disorder is still not being diagnosed properly. The reasonfor them believing this, is that the hypomanic behavior often presents itselfas the kind that would be considered normal in most people.
Furthermoreas the symptoms associated with Hypomania manifest themselves as racingthoughts, anxiety, insomnia or irritability then it becomes difficult formedical professionals to determine whether they suffer from Bipolar Type 2 ordepression. Often when a person suffers a manic mood swing they feel elated,but for those who suffer from one when suffering from Bipolar Type 2 may feelmore depressed.
Ofcourse you also need to be aware that between you experiencing periods ofelation or depression there are going to be times when you think everything isokay. However if you choose not to seek medical help in order to treat yourcondition then the chances of you suffering more episodes of feeling up or downwill happen much more often.
Alsoyou need to be aware that some people who suffer from Bipolar Type 2 will havewhat are referred to as “mixed episodes”. These are the kinds of episodes whereyou will suffer from some of the symptoms associated with hypomania anddepression at the same time. As a result of this your moods will change muchmore often and within a matter of hours or days you can find yourself feelinghigh one minute, low the next and then high again.
Furthermoreyou are also at risk of experiencing what is referred to as “rapid cycling”when you suffer from this particular form of bipolar disorder. Normally youwill only be classed as suffering from this particular condition when you havesuffered from at least four changes in your mood state in any given year.
Ifyou are at all concerned that you may be suffering from Bipolar Type 2 disorderwhy not take one of the many online tests. Although they cannot give you adefinite answer to what your problem is they can certainly help you to betterunderstand if you have this particular illness or not. If after completing sucha test you still feel unsure that you are suffering from this particular mentalhealth illness you should seek assistance from your doctor as soon as you can.
Whenyou do attend an appointment with your doctor provide them with as muchinformation as possible. The more honest and open you are with them regardingyour condition then the more likely they are able to provide you with the rightkind of diagnosis for your illness. In turn this will help to ensure that theright course of treatment can then be provided which will help you to deal moreeffectively with your illness. In turn this can then help to ensure that youtake control over it and can resume leading as normal a life as possible.
Chapter1 : What Is Bipolar Type 2Disorder?
BipolarType 2 Disorder is more often called “Bipolar 2” and is a form of mentalillness similar to that of Bipolar 1 Disorder. Just as with Bipolar 1 those whohave been diagnosed with this mental illness will find their moods fluctuatebetween them feeling high or low over time.
Howeverthere is one major difference with this particular disorder in that when aperson suffers a manic episode it doesn’t reach full on mania. Instead ofactually being referred to as a manic episode because they aren’t so severethey are more commonly referred to as “hypomanic” or “hypomania” episodesinstead.
Anyonewho has been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 Disorder will suffer from at least onehypomanic episode in his or her life. But generally most people with thisdisorder will suffer from episodes of depression and it is from these that theterm “manic depression” was coined.
Generallyanyone suffering from this condition will find that between their hypomania anddepressive episodes that they are able to lead relatively normal lives.
Whena person experiences a hypomanic episode they will often exhibit certainsymptoms. The main ones being that their mood seems much better than would beconsidered normal. They also tend to speak a lot faster and have difficultiesfocusing on anything. Furthermore they have lots of energy constantly and seemto have a lot more confidence in what they are capable of doing.
Asfor a depressive episode when these occur the person will find that they mayfeel sad for most or all of the day. They don’t have as much energy as normaland tend to feel very tired (fatigued). Plus they lose interest in carrying outcertain activities that they would normally find interesting to do.

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