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Mania, energy and the natural world

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Mania and depression are two opposite mood extremes that are associated with Bipolar Disorder. If you look into nature we have many examples of such distinct extremes to help us break down the problem and understand what is going on.

First understand that Mania can be compared to an "energy rise". Manic episodes are an extreme rise in energy levels. Perceived as pleasant and positive by the patient but in reality are negative and harmful.

There are many examples of a rise in negative energy levels we see every day. Epileptic fits are a rise in uncontrollable energy expression (how amazing that anti-epileptics are also used for Bipolar Disorder).

If your child is having a tantrum, do you let them continue or do you stop them? Guess what, you are supposed to be careful stopping epileptic fits too....think about that.

What about anger? comes out like the steam of a kettle that doesn't want to be bottled up....

What about when you answer the call of nature....what goes in, must come out....

Bringing it back to the topic of Mania. Understand that we are creatures of input and output. What we perceive and consume goes into us. If you experience a bad memory, it's now a part of you. If someone hurts you, it's now a part of you. If these two negative psychological injuries fuse within you then they aren't being processed and excreted which is comparable to not being able to relieve yourself after eating or drinking...

Mania has three categories or stages that may be experienced when I last checked online. Hypomania (mild stage, not always a problem), Acute mania (Stage II, problematic with loss of impulse control, sometimes not connected to reality and have psychosis), Delirious mania (Stage III, this person has gone extreme and needs to be hospitalized. They are a danger to themselves and others).

Understand that our emotional expressions/moods are within a continuum (a continuous sequence with the opposite extremes being very different). Like the weather (extremely cold, cold, slightly cold, warm, slightly hot, hot, extremely hot etc).

Observe an adult arguing with someone or a coffee lover who's had too much caffeine. When moods generally become negative, they can be described with similar terminology. Angry people jump from topic to topic just as manic people do. Angry people have pressured speech and speak quickly just as manic people do. Angry people can become dangerous just as manic people can.

Neutralizing extreme moods aren't limited to the science of chemistry. Chemistry is useful in certain cases though. That's why Bipolar patients are sometimes prescribed lithium, but they are also recommended a healthy sleep wake routine and diet and they are also recommended good family relations and avoiding stress. Every case is unique.

Every time you see a child having a tantrum or an adult having a heated argument, you are somewhat observing a type of manic episode.

The point of this post was to open the mind and present examples from nature to understand the anatomy of manic episodes and how they are neutralized.
 
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Yes we are part of nature and the idea that we are some how above those processes is preposterous. Those ideas have not yet been accepted into the western modern medical proffesion however. But well done for using your brain. Sadly thats a rare thing these days ✌
 
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