Bipolar II

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Bipolar Type 2

Bipolar type 2 is a mental disorder that is as a result of intense mood changes ranging between high and low cycles. Since it’s a disorder on moods cycle, the intense scenarios and incidents are often referred to as hypomania. An individual on this episodes tends to show symptoms that include; lack of sleep, becomes talkative, extremely low self-esteem or self-worth. Everyone is at risk of developing this disorder, however, teenagers are considered high at risk as the onset of the disorder categorically show begin here. This disorder is also genetic in that it can be passed on from parent to child.  

At the period of being hypomanic one can show higher moods or can also become easily irritable. The high mood symptoms depicted by this disorder are; over confidence, thoughts and ideas fluctuation, hyperactivity often associated with a deep need for sleep, and interruptible speech. Such symptoms often make the victims of the disease unpleasant to be around and they are often misjudged. From this hypomania, one can develop certain uncouth behaviors resulting to becoming full blown manias affecting one's capability of control. Most people suffering from this disorder suffer from depression after episodes of hypomania, others change from depression to hypomania.  

Bipolar Type 2 treatment involves medication where one can be clinically hospitalized or given preventive drugs. Treatment can also be done through drug prescription, the drugs are often meant to reduce the intense fluctuations of the moods. Such drugs can range from mood stabilizers to antipsychotics medicines and antidepressants. Detection of hypomania episodes is often difficult to trace, however once traced, treatment can be provided clinically or through prescriptions.


Goldberg, Joseph. "An Overview of Bipolar II Disorder." WebMD. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Jan. 2017.

Sharabyani, S. M. "MENTAL DISORDER AND THEIR TREATMENT." Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences 8.3S (2016): 2950-2956.

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