As you can see, bipolar disorder is a very serious illness.
Another kind of bipolar disorder is called bipolar II. The symptoms are very much the same but the manic episode in bipolar II are not as severe as bipolar disorder. However, the depressive episode is the same or even worse in bipolar II. In the manic episode, the symptoms are not so severe that it can never really affect their daily life. They will still be able to function in their daily activities with no problem at all only that they will feel more energetic than normal.
However, the depressive episode in bipolar II is very much the same as bipolar disorder where the person suffering from bipolar II can suffer from the same symptoms as bipolar disorder. There are some cases where bipolar II is very severe that people with this condition attempted to commit suicide.
You have to consider that bipolar II is also a serious mental condition that needs attention in order for it to become stable and not get any worse.
First of all, bipolar and bipolar II cannot be cured. The technology to cure bipolar and bipolar II is not yet available. However, there are treatments that people should consider in order to help them cope up with bipolar disorder as well as bipolar II. The treatment will consist of psychotherapy, and medication. During the psychotherapy sessions, the family should get involved in order to let them understand about bipolar II and help them learn how to cope with it. The patient is also taught several methods to minimize the effects of the episodes associated with bipolar II mainly the depressive episode.
The psychotherapy can be strengthened by prescribing some medications that can normalize the mood of the patient. This means that the medication can help the patient prevent their brains to reach a depressive state or manic state.
These are some of the things that you should know about bipolar disorder and bipolar II. Always remember that it is essential that this condition should be detected early on by basing on the signs and symptoms in order to treat it as early as possible and prevent it from becoming worse.