Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that should not be taken lightly as if not managed can lead someone to commit suicide. When a person has this disorder they have constant ups and downs that can be caused by various reasons with each reason being different from one person to another.
Researchers have found out that the cause can be neurotransmitters that is inequity in a persons brain with no clear reason why this happens. A lot of people become bipolar because they get stressed too often which then leads to depression. Others inherit the disease from their past family that has been passed on to the current generation.
Research shows that if one of your close relatives has had this disorder then the chances are very high that you too will acquire this disease. Although not everyone who has had a relative with bipolar disorder will become bipolar having one increases the chances of you also getting the diseases.
The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation has made a research about how much a families history has a role deliberating if one will become bipolar. Their research found out that when one’s parent has this disorder the chances of the child getting this disease as well is 15 to 30 percent. And when two parents had or have this disorder then the chances raise 50 to 75 percent. With this research been done its crucial to emphasize that even if your family doesn’t have a history of bipolar disorder one can still be affected by it.
The things that happen in our lives can also cause one to be depressed and then lead to bipolar disorder. Below can some know occurrences that can put someone at risk of developing this disease. These include:
– When ones health is not good for a period of time
– Becoming nervous for a particular situation
– The death of a loved one such as a family member
– Using too much drugs such as marijuana and cocaine
– Not getting enough sleep
– Having no goals you want to achieve
Understanding the cause of this dreadful illness is the first step to managing and with time eliminating it. Living a healthy life is advised for individuals who suffer from this disease. Family plays a big role in helping one with this disorder so they should support the sufferer all the way and one should also make use of bipolar disorder support groups.