Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes mood swings. Those who struggle with bipolar disorder will have moments of emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and emotional lows (depression). Mood swings caused by bipolar disorder can cause anger, outbursts, and irrational behavior.1
When learning how to deal with a bipolar person, it’s important to understand the impacts of substance abuse on someone who struggles with bipolar disorder. Substance abuse is common in those who struggle with mental illness as a form of self-medication.
When someone with bipolar disorder feels low, they will likely experience severe sadness. Severe sadness is often common after outbursts of anger occur with bipolar disorder. Those who struggle may not feel like they have control at times, leading to increased feelings of sadness and symptoms of depression.
Bipolar disorder can also cause feelings of detachment that can lead to irrational thoughts and behaviors, especially in instances of anger. It’s important to avoid arguing with a bipolar person during these times as their thoughts are already in an irrational state of mind.
There are many medical treatments available for bipolar disorder. Many medications can be prescribed that help reduce bipolar symptoms. Therapy can also be beneficial for someone who struggles with bipolar disorder.4 If you or someone you know is struggling with bipolar disorder, consulting with a doctor or contacting a mental health treatment center is a good first step.
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