There is about 15% higher chance of relevant reasons between the manic depressive and overdose suicides and I am going to describe it in more details in this article.
The majority of those people who attempted suicide were suffering from somatic illness based on the medical study.[modern_footnote]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24868898[/modern_footnote]
Bipolar or manic depressive can be a result of combination of genetic and drama or just a drama alone in a person’s life.
In general everyone can go through the depression in her/his life and the symptoms vary from person to person.
People with genetic background of this disorder will be treated differently.
They already have it in their genes and when there is any unbalance in their life style, they’re at more risk of depression.
Depression can happen because of:
- Any life drama or changes
- Lost of relatives or loved one
- Changing location
- Being alone or feeling alone
- Surrounded by negative people
- Some medications or drugs
- and a lot more other reasons…
All of those above reasons can cause depressions.
It is usually temporary and can be treated with short term of medication, exercise or changes in your life.
Those changes can be one of the following:
- Changing a location of where you live
- Re designing your home or room
- New hair style and/or makeup
- Change your job
- Meet new people
- More physical activities
- Have a new partner
- Change your habits and follow hobbies
- Try to be in a happy environments such as: Group activities and challenging games
- Avoid being with negative people
- Chewing gum
- See the bright side of the life
- Don’t forgot this: “Tomorrow is always a new day ! “
How Depression Feels Like?
When you depress you become very sensitive about everything.
You feel unwanted, unimportant, useless, fragile and broken, worthless, careless, deficient, helpless, alone, disgraceful, weak and insecure.
Just to let you know, that you are non of the above list. It’s all in your head and in reality you are just a normal person who went through some kind of drama in your life.
Many abused children are going through depression when they grow up and in many cases they don’t know exactly what is causing this type of feeling because they don’t remember the past.
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you.
Therefore, you can deconstruct it. [note]Albert Ellis[/note]
So, sometimes you just need someone to tell you, that you are not as bad as what you feel you are.
I was depressed once and I think everyone go through depression in their life in some certain points.
All I was doing was sleeping to pass the times to see what will come out in the future.
Few months later, I just realized that I just wasted few months of my life doing absolutely nothing which I could just go and learn something new, or exercise and build my body.
One day, just woke-up and started cleaning my house with loud music and enjoyed what I’ve done.
Then, went online on YouTube and started learning about communication and how to deal with negativity in your life.
Since then I’m always positive about everything and very proud of myself by being healthy and happy and alive.
Appreciated everything God gave me and enjoy what I have and live in the moment, learned from the past and planning for my future.
We all should do the same…
Manic Depressive I
It is a more serious type of depression which can start with hypomanic depressive then bipolar.
Usually people with manic depressive are getting their extrem mood changes four times a year because of their bipolar disorder.
Also, their symptoms don’t show in people younger than 15 or older than 65 years of old.
It basically belongs to the sandwich ages!
Why is that?
The answer is simple. People at their sandwich age, have more pressures and responsibilities which affects their health.
It can be because of the seasonal changes, or any small changes in their life style.
However, the geographical locations, claimants and the full moon has direct affect on people with bipolar disorders behaviors.
Moreover, no scientific descriptions showing the real relevant reason with such behaviors and those above mentioned affects.
Furthermore, the treatments for the people without any genetic background is much more difficult than the one who already have the genetic bipolar disorder.
In severe cases the patient should be hospitalize because of their behaviors and they might harm themselves or others.
Usually they think there is someone talking to them all the time and tells them what to do or say, which in the past they thought something super natural is talking to them.
Nowadays, with science and technology it can be controlled to certain levels, but in some cases the patient should have someone to keep an eye on them to take care in order to be safe for himself and the people around them.
How to Diagnose Manic Depression?
There is no lab diagnostic procedure to diagnose manic depressive.
Usually people with manic depression, seen more than four different physicians until the final diagnostic approves.
It is very difficult to diagnose manic or bipolar patients since their mood changes and hard to tell.
In some research centers, they are using some type of tests to diagnose the manic or bipolar patients but it’s not 100%.
However, it is easier to diagnose for people with family history of manic or bipolar disorders.
Bipolar and Manic Depressive Symptoms
The symptoms of manic depressive is almost the same as general depression symptoms.
Hallucination, paranoia and sleepless are the starting conditions.
Then the treatments will be more difficult than the regular depression.
Followings are the main symptoms for people with manic depressive.
- Not trusting others
- Mood swing
- Over thinking
- Repeating over and over
- Feeling of being useless
- Difficulty concentrating
- Overeating or no appetite
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Over sleeping or difficulty sleeping
Hypomania or Bipolar II
It’s the milder type of bipolar I which is the manic depressive.
In some severe depressions you can see some signs of bipolar or manic symptoms which is the beginning of hypomania.
There are no signs of hallucination or delusions in hypomania.
Symptoms of Hypomania
- Wants to sleep more
- Focus extremely on the work or home projects
- Mood swing
- Extreme self confidence
- Energy elaboration
- Creativity and productivity elaboration
- Driving fast
- Talk fast
- Thinks he/she can do anything
- Enjoys torture and abusing others
- Intense pleasure seeking
Usually three or more of those symptoms are happening per week.
Treatments for Manic Depression
- There are some mood stabilizer medications that people with manic depression can take.
- Therapy is a very good help
- Make sure they get enough sleep
- Avoid alcohol
- ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) The most effective treatment for severe manic depressive. It is safe and highly effective on severe mood changes when medication doesn’t work.
Causes of Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder
The causes of bipolar disorder is unknown and some scientists are believing in that can be genetic and run in the family.
However, for sure it is related to some brain dysfunction.
In many older cultures, they believe that bipolar people have two or more spirit in their body, which has no scientific description yet.
Moreover, any brain concussions can cause this type of trauma and brain disorders.
Sometimes small hit can damage some brain nerves and we don’t even realize it and that might happen when the person was a baby and doesn’t remember.
Beside the genetic cause of any mental disorder including manic or bipolar disorders, there are many other reasons that can lead people to become manic depressive.
Here are some of the main reasons that can lead a person to develop a bipolar disorder;
- Childhood drama (lost of parents, being sexually abused, being mentally abused, tortured, being a witness of some horrible seen and more)
- Restrict family and cultural rules
- Family member sickness
- Relationship and romance conflicts
- Financial problems
- Social restrict rules (such as gender abuse and not qualities, rules that affects people’s private life)
List of Top Code Signs Of Manic Depressive; ICD
- F41.1 – Generalized anxiety disorder
- F43.23- Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood
- F41.9 – Anxiety disorder, unspecified
- F43.22- Adjustment disorder with anxiety
- F43.10- Post-traumatic stress disorder, unspecified
- F33.1 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent, moderate
- F43.20 – Adjustment disorder, unspecified
- Z63.0 – Problems in relationship with spouse or partner
- F43.21 – Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
- F34.1 – Dysthymic disorder
- F32.9 – Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified
- F90.9 – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type
- F32.1 – Major depressive disorder, single episode, moderate
- F90.0 – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
- F41.0 – Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety] without agoraphobia
- F33.0 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent, mild
- F33.2 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent severe without psychotic features
- F43.25 – Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct
- F40.10 – Social phobia, unspecified
- F42 – Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Manic Depression and Overdose Suicides
Why do we focus on the overdose suicides and not any other types of suicides?
The answer is; Because, people with manic depressions are hallucinating and they think someone is telling them to do or say unusual things.
They think they are in pain or sick but they are not and there are no physical signs or evidence of sickness or pain.
In most of the cases, It’s the somatic illness that makes them take unnecessary drugs or medication, and they die because of somatic illness.
Since, drugs and alcohol are very easy to be taken more than the required amount and if they were in their manic mood at the time when they attempted suicide.
However, most of the overdosed suicidal who were suffer from the manic depressive, were suffering from somatic illness and, that was the reason for their suicide.
Somatic illness is: People think they are sick and in pain, shortness of breath, or very weak, in which they are completely healthy and they have no sickness or illness.
Self Poisoning and Manic Depression
The use of alcohol is usually common in people with mood swing or bipolar disorder.
People with manic depressive are taking 10 to 20 percent more alcohol than regular people.
Sometimes they do abuse the amount of alcohol taking in addition to their medication can cause overdose and self poisoning without noticing it.
Overdose in people with bipolar disorder, occurs usually because on not being aware of the risks and self poisoning and it’s not done in purpose of attempting suicide.
In general, when you take any type of medications you should not take any alcohol since it will make some chemical actions inside your body and poisoning.
Gaining Weight Around the Middle and Stress Linked
Do you know stress can make you fat?
Around the waist, above it, below it, everywhere. This part of article is for those of us who are between 35 and forty and have noticed fat building up around waist.
This is not something we can take casually.
Do you have an idea how dangerous the fat around our middle really is?
It increases our risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain type of cancers. It can also cause insulin resistance.
Rearranging our lifestyle plan in certain ways will not only help us do away with the fat around the middle, we will also be able to successfully prevent health problems in the future. It will make us look better and long term we will live longer and healthier.
The revelations may surprise many readers but it true that the main reason why people gather fat around their middle is because of the action of the stress hormone called cortisol.
These days, many of us live under chronic stress.
The reason fat gets stored in the middle is because it is close to the liver and here it can be converted back into energy faster, if and when needed.
After a stressful event cortisol level in the blood remains high for some time, which in turn increases our appetite as our body gives out a message that we should refuel it after this fighting or fleeing session.
This goes to prove that people who are under constant stress all the time feel hungry all the time too.
The best test is the hip to waist ratio. This gives the true measure of fat around the middle and indicates whether or not you are at a risk of all the health risks associated with it.
Get a tape measure and compare your waist measurement at the narrowest point with measurement of your hips at the widest point. Divide waist figure by hip figure to get waist hip ratio.
If the calculation gives a figure greater than 0.8 and if you are a woman you need to take action. For men the danger line is if the calculation results show above 0.95.
The best way to fight the fat around middle is like I said before can by achieved by incorporating simple changes to the way you eat;
- Take supplements
- Approach stress
- and take to exercise
- Don’t follow restricted diets
- Instead have small servings often during the day
- Add protein to the diet
- Stay away from sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Eat essential fats
- Be careful about what you drink, how much what time of the day
- and change the way you think about food
- Exercise and learn to identify and deal with everyday stress.
If you are feeling unhealthy get stress tests done.
Try If you can work out a plan for three months and follow it strictly for three months, the results will show. With the help of a doctor or dietitian do go for it.
By the end of these three months you’d be looking good, feeling better and healthier and would have learnt to deal with stress. Which is a big personal feat. To understand what stress is and what harm it can do to you and learning to tackle it is the best technique one can learn in these stressful times.
There is a relation between the manic depressive or depression and overdose suicides in general and people with manic depression are 15% more at risk.
One of the risky behaviors of manic people is that they take more than usual amount of alcohol or drugs to ease their bipolar mood changes.
When a bipolar person is in its down mood, he/she might use alcohol to ease the symptoms, but that might conflict with the medication and causes drug poisoning.
However, the somatic illness can lead people with manic depressive to take more than usual drugs and as a result the overdose.
In some bipolar the somatic illness occurs because they become paranoid and think they are in pain or sick, which there are no signs or physical illness in the reality and it is all in their head.
When you think you are sick, then you take drugs to threat yourself and as a result the overdose might happen.
Manic depressive doesn’t have a direct relation with overdose but %10 of people with manic depression are overdose with drugs in their life.