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Is it Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder or Both?

What does it mean to have bipolar disorder or anxiety?

Bipolar disorder is a life-long mental health condition. It can cause extreme mood swings that can have severe highs to severe lows. A person with bipolar can face major changes in mood, activity levels, and energy.  
Everyone experiences some kind of anxiety from time to time during different phases of their lives. However, people with anxiety disorder experience more than short-term worries. These people struggle with anxiety that is not limited to life events. Anxiety makes it difficult for people to run their lives normally. The various types of anxiety include – Generalized AnxietyPanic DisorderSocial Anxiety DisorderConnection between anxiety and bipolar disorder

Anxiety disorder mostly co-occurs with other mental conditions, such as - DepressionObsessive Compulsive DisorderBipolar Disorder Symptoms of Anxiety that can co-occur with bipolar disorder Panic AttacksNervousnessDifficulty sleepingCompulsive and obsessive thoughts
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Things to Know About Uncontrollable Anger and Irritability in Bipolar Disorder

There is this cynical concept that hypomania is a ‘perk’ of having bipolar disorder. People associate it with being sky-high happy and they believe that there are only two emotions related to this disorder; one is feeling over-the-moon happy and the other desperately sad.

This is not the case.

Bipolar Disorder has a large spectrum, the two ends being depression and mania.

A depressed person isolates themselves, sleeps a lot, and may have suicidal thoughts. When it comes to mania, a person acts in many different ways. This can include uncontrollable excitement, being easily distracted, and untimely delusions and paranoia.

Hypomania has similar symptoms as mania like the feeling of euphoria, overwhelming feeling of self-importance, feeling highly motivated, energy levels sky rocket, and a racing mind. But the worst part of hypomania is the RAGE!

Another part of hypomania is becoming irritated and angry, and people with bipolar disorder are more vulnerable to losing control of their temper.…

Do Yoga and Meditation Help Someone With Bipolar Disorder?

If a loved one has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you might be well aware of the obstacles that accompany the condition that afflicts around 6 million adults in the United States.
Bipolar disorder’s debilitating mood swings can extremely affect every part of your life. People who seek medical attention are able to treat their bipolar disorder, but sometimes these prescribed medicines are not enough to get their lives back to normal. This is the reason why people are looking for bipolar disorder treatment alternatives like yoga and meditation.

Yoga

Yoga, initially originated in India, is now practiced worldwide. While the effects of yoga have not been studied for those who struggle with bipolar disorder, there is a rising number of people practicing yoga in their routine.

Yoga fuses mind with body in regimented movement and intense concentration. If done regularly, yoga can cultivate a sense of mental clarity, as the person is able to focus on the shape of the body, breathing, and…