depressive phase

depressive phase

A phase of bipolar disorder characterised by a prolonged period of inertia, loss of self-esteem, withdrawal, sadness and a risk of suicide.

The manic phase is characterised by period of elation, hyperactivity, inflated self-esteem, distractability and insomnia; in either, there is often dependence on alcohol or substances of abuse.

Bipolar disorder appears between age 15 and 25; it affects men and women equally.
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But while the symptoms of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder are similar to that of major depression, the treatments are different and often challenging for the physician.
The depressive phase, which is called "bipolar depression" can trigger thoughts of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Medications for pain, anxiety, and sleep can be often misused in an attempt to self-medicate the emotional pain, agitation, or sleep problems that accompany either the manic phase or the depressive phase of bipolar illness.
According to this, the depressive phase would occur when the individual's super-ego or conscience is dominant.
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Ex-Green Party politician Mr Kraus, who had been sectioned twice previously, may not have taken his medication for his condition which caused high and low mood swings and was in a depressive phase.
A study published recently found a difference in brain blood flow between unipolar depression, also known as major depressive disorder (MDD), and the depressive phase of bipolar I (BD I) and bipolar II (BD II) disorders, known as bipolar depression.
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Collymore, 40, who has battled manic depression - also known as bipolar disorder - for years, first revealed on Friday he was in the grip of a fresh attack of the depressive phase.
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