Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, ranging from periods of intense highs (mania or hypomania) to periods of extreme lows (depression). People with bipolar disorder may experience these mood swings frequently or infrequently, and the severity and duration of their symptoms can vary widely.
Post Traumatic Stress
Post-traumatic stress (PTS) refers to a cluster of symptoms that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This can include symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance behaviors, hypervigilance, and emotional numbness.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.
Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function