Anupam Kher not too long ago revealed in an interview that he was identified with manic despair. “I was clinically diagnosed as manic depressive. I went to the doctor, surrounded myself with medication and moved on. Humein apne tarike se deal karna hota hai (we have to deal with it in our own way) and friends and family should understand if one is behaving in a lonely manner it is important to get them out of the zone,” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Instances.
Manic despair is the older identify for what we all know as bipolar dysfunction.
Dr Sandeep Vohra, Senior Guide Psychiatrist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, informed indianexpress.com, “The word ‘bi’ means two, that is, bipolar disorder relates to two polarities in the condition. The term manic depression indicates that there is one phase of mania, and the other of depression.”
Signs of bipolar dysfunction/ manic despair
Bipolar dysfunction or manic despair is a quite common dysfunction and may be in youngsters, adolescents, adults and even outdated age. An individual with this dysfunction passes by means of phases. It turns into a curler coaster journey of typically being within the manic part and at different occasions, within the depressive part, the psychiatrist defined.
Speaking concerning the signs, Dr Vohra mentioned, “In the manic phase, the person will become over-talkative, overexcited, over-energetic, have extraordinary plans which could be totally unrealistic, indulge in sexual activity indiscriminately, and can become very irritable and aggressive. In this phase, the person may sleep less and wake up feeling energetic.”
Therapy for bipolar dysfunction/manic despair
Bipolar dysfunction is completely treatable. The therapy includes remedy and counselling. “When a patient comes, the doctor usually takes his or her thorough history to understand issues related to their life. Apart from prescribed medicines, we try to handle the dynamics of the patient and suggest solutions accordingly,” mentioned the psychiatrist.
He added, “Usually, it takes six to eight weeks for the medicines to show optimum effect but it depends on how old the problem is. The earlier a person consults, the easier it is for us to treat. When there is a friend or family for support, then the chances of recovery are very good. In about 70 per cent of the patients, there is 100 per cent recovery.”