Manic-depressive psychosis a complex mental illness that manifests itself in its two polar characteristics of the psychopathic states: mania and depression. Usually the patient is periodically attacked by only one of the affective states, and between them a patient is in a state of intermissions or interphase.
Patients of one of the South Eastern Nigerian Hospitals in Enugy were diagnosed, the majority of the sample (68.1%) met the criteria for bipolar I disorder. The mean age of patients was 33.17 (SD = 11.87) years and mean duration of bipolar illness was 9.6 (SD = 8.9) years. Among the 94 patients, 58.8% were males. The mean age at onset of illness for the whole group was 22.9 (SD = 8.3) years.
Periods of acute manic-depressive psychosis, often referred to as phases or psychotic episodes. With the abrupt change of a polar state form one into another disease becomes very severe mixed form with symptoms of manic-depressive psychosis is both phases.
Bipolar disorder, which is also known by its older name “manic depression,” is a serious mental disorder that responds to treatment with both medication and psychotherapy.
Not everyone has bipolar disorder (manic depression) experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. The severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time.
The top 10 signs of mania, one part of bipolar disorder, are:
People with bipolar disorder must not only meet the criteria for the signs and symptoms listed above, but also for an episode of depression.