Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme changes in mood from high to low, and from low to high. Highs are periods of mania, while lows are periods of depression. The changes in mood may even become mixed, so you might feel elated and depressed at the same time.
7 signs of mania
Mania can cause other symptoms as well, but seven of the key signs of this phase of bipolar disorder are:
- feeling overly happy or “high” for long periods of time
- having a decreased need for sleep
- talking very fast, often with racing thoughts
- feeling extremely restless or impulsive
- becoming easily distracted
- having overconfidence in your abilities
- engaging in risky behavior, such as having impulsive sex, gambling with life savings, or going on big spending sprees
Like mania, depression can cause other symptoms as well, but here are seven of the key signs of depression from bipolar disorder:
- feeling sad or hopeless for long periods of time
- withdrawing from friends and family
- losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed
- having a significant change in appetite
- feeling severe fatigue or lack of energy
- having problems with memory, concentration, and decision making
- thinking about or attempting suicide, or having a preoccupation with death
What is World Bipolar Day?
The vision of World Bipolar Day (WBD) is to bring world awareness to bipolar conditions and to eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of WBD is to bring the world population information about bipolar conditions that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the condition.
WBD will be celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having a bipolar condition.
WBD is an initiative of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) in collaboration with the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).
For those living with bipolar disorder, World Bipolar Day offers an opportunity to connect with others as well as assistance in gaining access to valuable resources and relationships that can improve their lives through treatment.
The ultimate goal is to inspire a global shift in thinking that will eliminate social stigma and promote acceptance.
Spread the message that you are #bipolarbrave!
Break the stigma by showing others that having bipolar disorder is not something to be ashamed of! Share your “coming out” story this World Bipolar Day and educate others on the ways you practice bravery each and every day.
Are you hosting a World Bipolar Day event? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details for your event and we will advertise!
Are you a social media influencer or someone who wants to help promote World Bipolar Day and IBPF’s free educational programs? Email email@example.com to discuss ways to collaborate and spread awareness about bipolar disorder throughout the community!
Post your photo or video with our hashtags #WorldBipolarDay and #bipolarbrave on each post you make on March 30th. Let’s get these hashtags trending!
Include @intlbipolar on Twitter and Instagram and @InternationalBipolarFoundation on Facebook!
每年的3月30日，即文森特·梵高（Vincent Van Gogh）的生日将庆祝WBD。
Famous People with Bipolar Disorder:
Russell Brand (plus ADHD, Bulimia)
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Marilyn Monroe (plus Borderline PD)
Edgar Allan Poe
Ludwig van Beethoven
Jean Claude Van Damme
Vincent Van Gogh
Brian Wilson (plus Schizoaffective Disorder)
Published: World Bipolar Day: 30th March 2020
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