5 Min(s) Read
The actual cause of bipolar disorder is not yet clear. Some people have a family history of such conditions which also includes depression. Stressful events in life including those in the childhood, deprivation of sleep can trigger these disorders. Making things worse, most lab tests have not been found useful in diagnosing bipolar disorder. An important diagnostic tool is still an open and candid talk with the doctor about the underlying symptoms.
The date 30th March is mostly remembered in the modern world as the birth date of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most influential artists in the history of Western art, and the date to spread awareness about a complex disease that this great artist was posthumously diagnosed with as well.
Initiated by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) in partnership with the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) and the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorders (ANBD) in 1999, Word Bipolar Day was created with a vision to bring world awareness to this disease, educate the public on this disorder and eliminate social stigma around this condition.
Bipolar Disorder, a mental health condition in which a person’s mood alternates between periods of extreme highs(mania) and deep lows(depression), is still a complex disease in the world despite many treatment options that have been developed over the period.