Medically termed as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that results in a patient’s unusual mood swings, activity levels, and unstable ability to carry day-to-day tasks. People with bipolar disorder can have episodes in which they feel overly happy and energized and a sudden feeling of sadness and hopelessness surrounds them.

Although there are no particular cures for bipolar disorder, there are many treatment options available that help manages the symptoms.


There are mainly three types of symptoms that might occur with bipolar disorder – Mania, Hypomania, and depression. Symptoms of mania and hypomania are almost similar. During mania and hypomania episodes, a person might engage in behavior such as

  • Spending sprees
  • Drug usage
  • Unprotected sex

In the case of depression, a person might experience :

  • Deep sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in activities they were once passionate about
  • Insomnia
  • Suicidal thought

Causes of Depression

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health disorder and might occur in a person due to one of the following reasons :

  1. Genetic cause : A person might develop bipolar disorder if he/she had someone with the similar disorder in their family line. However, it is not always the same case. Many people escape the disorder despite being running in their family history.
  2. Brain : The abnormalities in the structure or functioning of the brain might impact the risk of bipolar disorder.

At Saishree Hospital, our own specialized professional experts offer bipolar disorder treatment with a customized approach. From medications to psychotherapy and counseling for lifestyle changes, we make sure each patient receive personalized care. If you know someone in your friend or family circle who is struggling with bipolar disorder, contact our experts today and gift your loved ones a quality for life.