Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Women:
How to deal with a bipolar woman?
what are the signs of being bipolar?
Why women with bipolar disorder are prone to severe postpartum depression?
bipolar disorder symptoms in teenage females affects differently than men and may vary in symptoms.Bipolar symptoms in women are usually different for that in men, however, few of them are the same.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Females:
- Few sleep
- High or irritated mood
- High energy or more goal-driven activity
- Elevated self-esteem or feeling like having super powers
- Talk a lot than normal or having rapid speech that no-one can easily understand.
- Impulsive behavior for risky pleasure, such as shopping or sex, without understanding the consequences.
Some of the most common symptoms of bipolar disorder in both women and men is feeling very ‘low’ or ‘down’. Some of them starts losing interest in things, including eating, while others find it hard to undertake their daily activities.
Some people feel guilty without any solid reason and find it difficult to concentrate-they get distracted easily. Some people trouble sleeping, while some wake up usually early.
What are the different symptoms of bipolar disorder in women?
What are the Bipo;ar Disorder Symptoms in Teenage Women?
Bipolar disorder symptoms that are different in women:
In bipolar disorder people usually suffer with depression or mania episodes, however, the way they shift between these episode is different from each other. Some mostly have depression episode, while some of them experience more mania.
Men are more likely to suffer with “mixed state” with depression and mania both episodes, while women with bipolar disorder are more likely to have major depression episodes.
Why women with bipolar often misdiagnosed?
Women with depression are more likely to go to doctors, they are more likely misdiagnosed with depression, while they may be suffering with bipolar II symptoms. Which means these women are subjected to experience depression with some hypomanic episodes. A woman with bipolar disorder II switch rapidly between these two episodes.
Women with bipolar disorder are prone to developing higher lifetime risk of alcohol drinking and eating disorders.
Suicide risk in women with bipolar disorder:
According to several studies there is a difference in men and women with bipolar and how they commit or try to commit suicide. Women with bipolar disorder attempt suicide more often than men with bipolar.
The authors found differences between men and women with the condition. A predictor of suicide risk in men was substance use. The ratio of suicide attempts is even higher in women as compare to men.
Women with bipolar disorder acts differently, they usually have:
- Many mixed episodes, or have both depression or high mania at same time, over a lifetime.
- More social problems
- A personality disorder too
- Psychiatric problems from the start of their life (early years of childhood).
How hormonal changes during menstruation can act as triggers in women with bipolar?
Bipolar and menstrual cycle:
Hormonal changes are an important part of women’s body; however, they may act as triggers in women with bipolar disorder. They may affect their mood or worsen the symptoms of an episode.