Danielle is a photographer and writer, but a few months after giving birth fell into a deep depression. He spent two terrible years, I felt that the world he was coming over and that he had to fight against it every day. Even getting out of bed or walking your dog was an odyssey.
Meanwhile, his brain whispered to him that it was a burden to the people around her. I try to remove everyone from your life, your friends, your family, and even your husband.
When he realized that he had a problem, decided to go to a psychologist. It was then when he was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder.
It was not the first time that Danielle was suffering from some kind of mental illness because in college he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, however, never thought he would suffer from a disorder so severe.
For many, the term “bipolar” is likely to be associated with people with two faces whose mood can change in a moment. But this disorder is much more than that.
People diagnosed with bipolarity, pass from a state of depression deeper into a manic state. This means that, after feeling torn apart, become very nervous and aggressive. Some feel irritable or prone to risky behaviors, while others are constantly creating. Danielle belongs to the second group, and plasma your creativity in pictures.
Once they got to accept their illness, recognized that small, there were times that I was not able to sleep, he was too restless and would walk around the house bombarded with new ideas.
Also had moments in which he was obliged to take thousands and pictures nonstop until the memory card. The doctor confirmed that this was the manic episodes typical of bipolar disorder.
Danielle is not alone in this. Around 144 million people around the world suffer from some type of bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder.
There is not an exact cause that leads to this disease, but the research that has been conducted on the subject suggest that it might occur when there are changes in the way that has the brain to process chemical signals between cells.
The genetics is also a factor in this disorder. In fact, we have identified over 80 genes that could increase the risk of autism. Even so, there have been cases of identical twins where one of them suffered of bipolarity and the other does not.
This disease is chronic, which means that, unfortunately, most people have to assimilate to become part of their lives forever.
Medications such as lithium and antidepressants can help. You should avoid stress, tensions and any kind of trigger, as well as the use of drugs or alcohol. Certain therapies, such as behavioral therapy, dialectic can also work very well.
Danielle ensures that your work as a photographer has also proven to be very useful and, when you come to mind negative thoughts, you take refuge in your camera to be distracted.
With these techniques, Danielle has learned not only to control the manic and depressive episodes, but also to train your mind to not occur.
What is certain is that the bipolar disorder is very hard, and most of us do not have nor the most remote idea of what suffer people who suffer from it. Let us try to have a little empathy and respect for this disease.