Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which people experience mood swings, between depression and mania/hypomania.

These crises lead the person with bipolar disorder to live between periods of deep sadness and lack of energy, and moments of abnormal happiness, ecstasy and extreme energy but potentially psychotic and delusional behaviour.

The crisis can be severe, moderate or mild and can have a significant impact on emotions, thoughts and behaviors. In this way, the quality of life can be compromised, and the crises can last for days or even months.

What are the causes

The causes of this disease are still scientifically unknown, but it is believed that genetic, environmental factors and brain chemical imbalances may be associated with triggering this disorder.


Although the cure for this mental illness is not known, the bipolar person will be able to have a better quality of life if they follow an appropriate treatment.

Mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and antidepressants are at the forefront of controlling this pathology. In addition to drug intervention, which must be strictly followed according to medical prescription, psychotherapy is also essential. With the help of the psychologist, you will be able to know what to do in times of crisis and minimize the damage that it can do to you.

At Oval Medical Centre you will find the help you need. Our medical team is ready to walk the path on your side!

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