Mental conditions are health issues that can affect a person’s mood, thoughts, and behavior. Medications treat different kinds of mental conditions including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a condition that makes a person’s moods go up and down very quickly. It can be managed with medicine and therapy.
If a person has bipolar disorder, they might have mood swings and act differently than usual. If these mood changes are making it hard to live a normal life, it’s important to talk to a doctor and get help.
What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental condition where a person sees the world in a different way than most people do. They might hear or see things that aren’t there, and they might have strange thoughts. This can make it hard to do everyday things.
People with schizophrenia might have trouble thinking clearly or talking in a way that makes sense. They might move their body in a strange way or have a hard time showing their feelings. If someone has symptoms like these, it’s important to get help from a doctor, even if they don’t realize they need it themselves.
What to expect:
Treatment for these conditions is usually long-term, and it can be helpful to have the support of loved ones and caregivers to get the care that’s needed.
To learn more about bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, there are several resources listed below:
Understanding Bipolar disorder
Who can help with bipolar disorder? RANZCP. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2023, from https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/mental-illnesses-disorders/bipolar-disorder/who-can-help
Schizophrenia. RANZCP. (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2023, from https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/mental-illnesses-disorders/schizophrenia