A little while ago I did a post about the highs of the condition – bipolar. This is of course a big part of the condition but the other thing that is also as important is the lows. Explaining the lows is a little easier to explain.
So imagine every persons moods is on a line, going up above the line and below the line often but just a little bit due to illness, good times and also bad times. With bipolar you’re more all over the place – dipping and going above (highs/lows) but much more drastically.
During a low phase, a person experiences symptoms of depression, which can be incredibly debilitating. If left untreated, these symptoms can become severe and lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Hallucinations and delusions can also occur during a depressive episode. People will sometimes really struggle to sleep and can feel so low it hurts.According to the National Mental Health Association, 30 to 70 percent of suicide victims suffered from major depression or bipolar disorder.