Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which an individuals' personality runs a fine line between hysteria and a feeling of hopelessness. Most scientists agree that there is no single cause of bipolar disorder, yet it's so devastating that it can be responsible for destroying loving relationships, put a halt to a person meeting their full potential and squelching an education. People with bipolar disorder have been known to purposefully harm themselves or attempt/commit suicide. It's a dangerous, potentially deadly disability, and isn't something to be taken lightly. .
Mania hysteria is a predominant symptom of bipolar disorder and can be defined as "increased energy, unusual talkativeness, hyperactivity, racing thoughts, irritability, little need for sleep, (and) inflated self-esteem""(Krucik, 2013). Symptoms of hopelessness and depression consist of "sadness, uncontrollable crying, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbances, eating disturbances, withdrawal from friends and family"(Kruick, 2013) .
The five categories of bipolar are "bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, bipolar disorder not otherwise specified, and rapid-cycling bipolar disorder"" (Krucik, 2013) The root and origination of bipolar disorder has yet to be discovered. "Bipolar disorder tends to run in families" "(National Institutes of Mental Health, n.d.). Children with a parent or sibling who has bi-polar disorder are much more likely to develop the illness, compared with children who do not have a family history of bipolar disorder" (National Institutes of Mental Health, n.d.). "Studies of identical twins have shown that the twin of a person with bipolar illness does not always develop the disorder, despite the fact that identical twins share all of the same genes. Research suggests that factors besides genes are also at work. It is likely that many different genes and environmental factors are involved.