September 24, 2018

 
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What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolor Depression In A Teen?

Patient: What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolor Depression In A Teen? What’s The Best Way To Treat And Take Care Of It

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Welcome to ATD. Thank you for the query.Teens having a depressive episode may experience the following:-Feeling hopeless, sad, or empty.IrritabilityInability to experience pleasureFatigue or loss of energyPhysical and mental sluggishnessAppetite or weight changesSleep problemsConcentration and memory problemsFeelings of worthlessness or guiltThoughts of death or suicideWhile dealing with bipolar disorder isn’t always easy, it doesn’t have to run your life. But in order to successfully manage bipolar disorder, you have to make smart choices. Your lifestyle and daily habits have a significant impact on your moods.Get educated. Learn as much as you can about bipolar disorder. The more you know, the better you’ll be at assisting your own recovery.Keep stress in check. Avoid high-stress situations, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and try relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing.Seek support. It’s important to have people you can turn to for help and encouragement. Try joining a support group or talking to a trusted friend. Reaching out is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. In fact, most friends will be flattered that you trust them enough to confide in them, and it will only strengthen your relationship.Make healthy choices. Healthy sleeping, eating, and exercising habits can help stabilize your moods. Keeping a regular sleep schedule is particularly important.Monitor your moods. Keep track of your symptoms and watch for signs that your moods are swinging out of control so you can stop the problem before it starts.Hope this helps. Take care.

 


 

 

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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