mood swings; irritability; lack of appetite, sleep disturbances and appetite, and even difficulties in attention and memory symptoms consider to consult a specialist, because the person may suffer bipolar disorder, These constant fluctuations lead to a change in social or occupational functioning, which impact it has, but also in their environment. It is estimated that 3.5% of Argentines can suffer it at some point in their lives.
International Society for Bipolar Disorder It was found that every March 30 is celebrated World Day of bipolar disorder, Honoring the date of birth of the artist Vincent Van GoghWho believed that he suffered. In the dialogue with PROFILEClara Rodriguez (MN °: 133939), a specialist doctor in psychiatry and member of Functional reactivation program for patients with bipolar disorder in the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute (INECO); detail some questions to consider about the disease, which at first glance associated with changes in mood, but in fact more complex. Role of the family & # 39; and the patient required for treatment.
What is bipolar disorder?
-The bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by mood swings that have become abnormal and dysfunctional, alternating periods of depression, mania or hypomania and periods of what we call euthymic or mental stability.
-¿A, which can affect?
– You can start at any age, but usually do from 15 to 30 years. With a certain multifactorial, apparently caused by a complex interaction between genetic predisposition (in fact it is not uncommon to find among the relatives of the victims are several people with the same pathology) and the interaction of these genes with the environment.