Have you ever tried riding a rollercoaster? You just canít stop yelling at the top of your lungs because of its challenging ups and downs. One moment youíre up there, the next minute youíve almost kissed the ground. It may be an adrenaline-pumping experience for many, but for bipolar patients, living life on a constant rollercoaster ride is no fun at all.
People suffering from a bipolar disorder or the so-called manic depression are living life on an emotional rollercoaster. They can be extremely happy for one moment then for the next few hours they can be dreadfully depressed. There seems to be no in between.
Itís sad to know that there is no cure for bipolar disorder but good thing there is a way to treat it effectively. Doctors treating patients with bipolar disorder have been using lithium carbonate for 50 years now however, itís found not effective for everyone. To solve this problem, doctors
started giving the patients anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs.
For patients with bipolar disorder, life is never easy for it is a series of extremes. But with the advancing medical technologies we can just hope that soon the rollercoaster ride for them will be completely over.
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