Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced during manic phases. During periods of depression, there may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with others. The risk of suicide among those with the illness is high at greater than 6 percent over 20 years, while self-harm occurs in 30–40 percent. Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorders and substance use disorder are commonly associated (taken from www.wikipedia.org).
According to the current scientists’ reports, the causes of this illness are unknown, or can be known approximately. Somebody refers them to the unpleasant environment (such as experienced big stress, violence or abuse), somebody to the genetic disorder or other family-related reasons. As for me, from the professional healer’s point of view, I relate the reasons of this disorder mostly to the both individual and genetic. And during the process of my own healing of bipolar disorder, I interact and deal with both with individual and family reasons at the same time. According to the general practice, bipolar disorder can be divided into bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder. In case of bipolar I disorder there happens minimum one manic episode which can be accompanied by depressive episode. In case of the bipolar II disorder there happens minimum one hypomanic episode and one major depressive episode. In both situations this disease is referred to the cyclothymic disorder, which means that one cycle changes another cycle. As for my own way and practise of dealing with this disease, in the first period is totally significant period and it take huge patience both from me and from the patient together. During this period it comes to the dealing with both individual and genetic problems. This is how I heal and cure this disease. As for general practise, according to my own opinion, this disease is cured very rudely and ungentle, mostly the treatment contains psychotherapy, mood stabilizers and antipsy hotics, which mostly can damage both health and mind. Examples of mood stabilizers that are commonly used include lithium and various anticonvulsants. Also in many cases there presents involuntary treatment towards patient. It happens when situation is already really compicated and stabilizers do not help or play any role. If the patient’s situation is hard to control and there happens anger and combativeness, patient has to suffer using various harmful antipsychotics and benzodiazepines, numerous antidepressants. If the problem still was not solved correctly by the traditional psychoteraphy, pathetic patient has to periodically double suffer and afflict from the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). As for my own opinion, I trully reckon that the traditional way of the treatment of bipolar disorder is tremendously rude. Being professional healer I tend to theat this sickness very gently and carefully, without any harm for patient’s inner health. During the period of treatment from my side I am able to take the sickness under control, from the side of patient and his relatives I usually ask for the care, love and support. Conditions of patient during the treatment should be very peaceful and pleasant. The patient also during my treatment needs beloved and lovely environment around. Together we will be able to make this sickness healed and start living new happy life.