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Stigma and discrimination being a bipolar person

Bipolar disorder is an illness suffered by millions of people around the world. About 2% people will develop bipolar disorder at some time in their lives and according to many scientists.

People with bipolar disorder experience episodes of extreme highs and lows in mood. Everyone has mood swings from time to time, but when a person has bipolar disorder, these moods become extreme and can affect their family and professional life. These shifts in mood are much more unsafe than the changes in mood that most people experience from day to day. In fact, A lot of us have been living with bipolar disorders in secret for a long period.

Since, bipolar disorder tends to worsen without a treatment, it is important to learn what the symptoms look like. Recognising the problem is the first step to feeling better and getting one’s life back on the usual path. Some of us are scared of telling anyone because of the stigma of being mentally ill. If you do hesitate going to a psychiatrist, you can go to an experienced internal medicine expert first. Although it is curable, many people do not recognise the warning signs and get the help they need to feel and do well.

Do not let stigma create self-hatred and disgrace. Stigma can have a huge impact on our lives. Simple treatments are effective, allowing most people with bipolar disorder to function well and enjoy a productive life. Self-help strategies also play important role along with the therapy. One can help control one’s symptoms by getting proper sleep, healthy eating, self-monitoring of mood, avoiding stress, exercising regularly and having good company.

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