Bipolarity

overcomeNow widely recognized as a range of emotional reactivity with elevated, highly active states of mind referred to as mania; while at the other end of the spectrum there is depression.

There are numerous forms of this problem that can manifest as rapidly changing moods, or cyclic mood swings that can be recognized by the time of the year, month or even the day. The manic states can actually manifest as agitation.

It is not uncommon for individuals to attempt to self-medicate using alcohol or other drugs to manage the highs and lows as well as the possible sleep problems that can interfere with life. Having this problem can make having a relationship or keeping a job difficult.