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An individual living with Clinical Depression will experience conventional human emotions within the baseline level with periods of moderate to severe depression, eventually returning to the baseline state.

An individual living with Bipolar II will experience periodic shifts across the emotional/cognitive spectrum between  severe depression and hypomania, a milder form of mania. Bipolar II is commonly misdiagnosed as clinical depression.

An individual living with Bipolar I will experience periodic shifts across the emotional/cognitive spectrum between  moderate depression and mania.

BIPOLAR II

BIPOLAR I

CLINICAL DEPRESSION

DIAGNOSTIC SPECTRUM

DEPRESSION

 

 

INAPPROPRIATE SENSE OF EUPHORIA

EXAGGERATED SEX DRIVE

Pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness, unrelated to the given circumstances

An overbearingly hyperbolic preoccupation with sex, often running parallel with abnormal sexual deviance

Sense of entitlement, inflated self-importance, unrecognized talent

Grandeur is accompanied by unrealistic goals and starting many projects that are left unfinished

Spending money the individual doesn't have, engaging in substance abuse, making unsound decisions against the individual's best interest

Auditory and/or visual phenomena, absent of external stimulus

Abnormal upwards fluctuation in energy levels, often inducing a decreased need for sleep, notable irritability, racing thoughts, and an abnormal increase in speaking volume or speed

GRANDIOSE BELIEFS

RISK-TAKING BEHAVIORS

MILD HALLUCINATIONS

INCREASED ENERGY LEVELS

MANIA

IN BIPOLAR DISORDER

Unexplainable fits of crying; a sense of emptiness or apathy

A person in the depressed state will eat significantly more or less than they would at emotional baseline

A neglect for common hygienic practices and usual self-care routines

A preoccupation with death and dying; suicide attempts or planning may take place

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Bodily aches and pains, absent of causalities, are common in the depressed state

Evident changes in everyday energy levels, affecting the capability to accomplish basic life tasks

PROFOUND SADNESS

NOTABLE APPETITE CHANGES

POOR SELF MAINTENANCE

THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE

PHYSICAL PAIN

LOWERED ENERGY LEVELS

DEPRESSION

6 MILLION MEN IN THE U.S. LIVE WITH CLINICAL DEPRESSION

LOW ACTIVITY

HIGH ACTIVITY

DEPRESSION

BASELINE

MANIA

Isolated regions of activity and inactivity, responsible for the vague emotional/cognitive state of depression

Functional emotional/cognitive baseline for humans

Increase in activity, globally across the mind; responsible for the vividness and energy of life in the emotional/cognitive state of mania in bipolar individuals

*** Images are vectorized recreations of PET scans taken from individuals under the aforementioned states of mind

EFFECTS ON THE MIND

 

Neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine, the mind's mood-related chemical signals, are misconstrued in individuals living with mood disorders

Particularly relevant to youth, the nurturing factors in which an individual is brought up play a role in the likelihood of the individual developing a mood disorder as an adult.

A predisposition for a mood disorder to manifest is often traced back through familial genealogy

A trauma in life can lead to the activation of a predisposed mood disorder.

 

Symptoms and diagnosis may overlap with that of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

NEUROTRANSMITTER DEFICIENCY

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

GENETIC HISTORY

TRAUMATIC EVENT

COMMON CAUSALITIES

1 IN 6 CHILDREN MEET THE CRITERIA FOR A PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION

Speak with your doctor about how you're feeling. They may administer conventional antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or antipsychotic drugs. In complex cases, psychotropic medication requires a psychiatric consultation

Practicing mindfulness meditation harnesses the mind to be proactive in the present moment and to accept emotional output as simply temporary

Have an honest conversation with your friends or loved ones; alternatively seek a certified talk therapist.

The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance has a full staff of multidisciplinary mental health professionals.

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