Bipolar disorder is a complex disorder. There are many different symptoms and types associated with it. Dramatic mood swings to unpredictable mood swings ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms of a bipolar disorder can fall into three different headings. Bipolar is the dramatic and unpredictable mood swings. Mania symptoms are excessive happiness, a high sex drive, irritability, increased energy, reduced need for sleep, brain racing brain, restlessness, and a tendency to make unattainable goals.
Clinical depression is a mental illness that is extreme enough that a person cannot function well in their daily lives. It may even cause the individual to be suicidal. Unipolar depression is the term ascribed to this condition. Symptoms of this illness are similar to those of mood disorder. The mood disorder is called bipolar disorder.
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual describes unipolar depression as a significant depressive period that lasts more than two weeks during which the patient exhibits at least five depressive symptoms (Comer, 2013). Symptoms of depression include insomnia, daily bouts of depression, inability to concentrate on the task on hand, and loss of appetite and a loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities and thoughts of suicide (Comer, 2013).
Unipolar depression is thought to be caused by a combination of factors rather than being developed from one source or exposure. Depression is in part, a genetic biochemical imbalance of the neurotransmitters serotonin,...