Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is one of the most serious mood disorders. Symptoms include intense periods of mania followed by equally intense periods of depression. Because of the nature of the mental illness, other symptoms include those associated with depression and mania. Going back and forth from depression to mania is one of the major elements of this mood disorder. Both ends of the emotional spectrum can cause problems for people who have bipolar I disorder. The good news is that treatment for bipolar I disorder is possible. With therapy and counseling, bipolar I disorder can be managed so that it doesn't cause unnecessary risk to anyone involved.

Symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder 

These are some of the symptoms of bipolar I disorder - both the mania and depression sides of the mood disorder.


  • Mania is one end of the emotional spectrum of bipolar I disorder and is one of the symptoms of this mental illness.
  • Depression is the other end of the emotional scale and occurs in people suffering from bipolar I disorder.
  • Mood swings - going from depression to mania and back - are one of the major symptoms of bipolar disorder.

There are other symptoms as well - suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, high self-esteem, and so on. Because of the nature of this mental illness, it can be difficult to go from one extreme to the other quickly.

Dangers of Bipolar I Disorder 

When it comes to bipolar I disorder, there are risks associated with both sides of this mental illness. On the mania side, there can be problems with a person hurting themselves or having health problems as a result of their behavior when having a manic episode. On the other side, depression brings with it many well known risks that culminate in suicidal thoughts or attempts. Because the dangers are so big, treatment for bipolar I disorder is recommended.

Treatment for Bipolar I Disorder 

Online therapy for bipolar I disorder with trained therapists on GoMentor.com combines excellent therapy with with the power of the Internet. With psychotherapy and other forms of counseling available, you can get help with all the issues that come with this mental illness. Without treatment, the problems of bipolar I disorder will most likely just get worse - not better. Because of this, therapy and counseling are recommended to help with the problems of bipolar I disorder.


Definition of Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a mental illness that affects a person's mood, causing them to go from extremes of depression to mania. Symptoms include periods of mania followed by periods of intense depression. Symptoms of mania and depression both apply to this mood disorder.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Bipolar I Disorder

  • Mania
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

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