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Bipolar I Mania 

SNOMED Terms

  • Adjustment disorder with depressed mood

  • Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct

  • Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood

Bipolar I Mania 

Goals

  • Begin a healthy grieving process around the loss.

  • Develop an awareness of how the avoidance of grieving has affected life and begin the healing process.

  • Complete the process of letting go of the lost significant other.

  • Resolve the loss and begin renewing old relationships and initiating new contacts with others.

Behavioral Definitions

  • Thoughts dominated by loss coupled with poor concentration, tearful spells, and confusion about the future.

  • Serial losses in life (i.e., deaths, divorces, jobs) that led to depression and discouragement.

  • Strong emotional response exhibited when losses are discussed.

  • Lack of appetite, weight loss, and/or insomnia as well as other depression signs that occurred since the loss.

  • Feelings of guilt that not enough was done for the lost significant other, or an unreasonable belief of having contributed to the death of the significant other.

  • Avoidance of talking on anything more than a superficial level about the loss.

  • Loss of a positive support network due to a geographic move.

Diagnoses

  • Major Depressive Disorder, Single Episode

  • Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent

  • Bereavement

  • Adjustment Disorder With Depressed Mood

  • Adjustment Disorder With Disturbance of Conduct

  • Dysthymic Disorder

What is Bipolar I Mania? 

Bipolar 1 disorder is a type of mood disorder characterized by the presence of at least one manic episode, which is a period of abnormally elevated or irritable mood and energy that lasts for at least one week and is accompanied by symptoms such as decreased need for sleep, increased talkativeness, racing thoughts, inflated self-esteem, and impulsivity. In bipolar 1 disorder, the manic episode may be followed by a major depressive episode, or the person may experience a mixed episode, which is a combination of manic and depressive symptoms.

Mania is the defining feature of bipolar 1 disorder and is a state of heightened mood, energy, and activity levels that can lead to significant impairment in daily functioning. It is important to note that not everyone with bipolar 1 disorder experiences mania, and some people may only experience hypomania, which is a less severe form of mania.

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, it is important to seek professional help from a mental health provider who can provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual's needs.

Symptoms of Bipolar I Mania 

The symptoms of bipolar 1 disorder with mania can be severe and disruptive to a person's life. Here are some common symptoms of bipolar 1 disorder with mania:

1. Elevated or irritable mood: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may experience an abnormally elevated mood that is not consistent with their usual personality. They may also feel irritable or agitated.

2. Increased energy: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may have an increased amount of energy and may feel restless or unable to sit still.

3. Decreased need for sleep: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may require less sleep than usual and may feel rested after only a few hours of sleep.

4. Racing thoughts or speech: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may experience rapid thoughts that jump from one topic to another, or they may speak quickly and incoherently.

5. Grandiosity: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may have an inflated sense of self-esteem, and may feel like they have special powers or abilities.

6. Impulsivity: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may engage in impulsive behaviors, such as spending sprees, risky sexual behavior, or drug use.

7. Poor judgment: A person with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may have poor judgment, which can lead to reckless or dangerous behavior.

It's important to note that not everyone with bipolar 1 disorder experiences all of these symptoms, and the severity and duration of the symptoms can vary from person to person. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, it's important to seek professional help from a mental health provider.

Living with Bipolar I Mania 

Living with bipolar 1 disorder with mania can be challenging for both the person with the disorder and their loved ones. The symptoms of mania can be severe and disruptive to daily life, and they can have a significant impact on a person's relationships, work, and overall well-being.

People with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may find it difficult to maintain stable relationships and employment due to their mood swings, impulsivity, and poor judgment. They may also experience financial difficulties due to impulsive spending or other risky behaviors.

Additionally, people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania may struggle to maintain good physical health due to lack of sleep, poor diet, and lack of exercise. They may also be at higher risk for substance abuse and other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or substance use disorders.

However, with proper treatment, including medication, therapy, and support from loved ones, people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania can achieve stability and lead fulfilling lives. It's important for people with bipolar 1 disorder to work closely with their healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and to stay informed about their condition. Support from family and friends can also be invaluable in managing the challenges of living with bipolar 1 disorder with mania.

How to Treat Bipolar I Mania with Therapy

Bipolar 1 disorder with mania is typically treated with a combination of medication and therapy. Medications such as mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants may help to manage symptoms of mania and prevent future episodes.

Therapy can also be an important part of treatment for bipolar 1 disorder with mania. Here are some types of therapy that may be helpful:

1. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their symptoms. It can help people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania learn new coping skills and develop strategies for managing their symptoms.

2. Family-focused therapy (FFT): FFT is a type of therapy that involves family members in the treatment process. It can help to improve communication and reduce stress within the family, which can be particularly important in managing the symptoms of bipolar 1 disorder with mania.

3. Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT): IPSRT is a type of therapy that focuses on stabilizing daily routines and improving interpersonal relationships. It can help people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania to establish regular sleep patterns, reduce stress, and maintain healthy relationships.

4. Group therapy: Group therapy can provide a supportive environment where people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania can share their experiences and learn from others who are going through similar challenges.

It's important for people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania to work closely with their healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. Therapy can be an important part of that plan, and it can help people with bipolar 1 disorder with mania to develop the skills and tools they need to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives.

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