Only about 2.6 percent of Americans struggle with Bi-Polar Disorder—when people experience manic episodes (extreme happiness or energy) which may be preceded before or after by a depressive episode (intense sadness or depression). Usually, people who have this mental health condition start showing signs during their late teens or early adult years. It can be a result of family genes, brain structure, or their environment. These are just a few of the common symptoms:
- Short temper.
- Act compulsively.
- Be overly sexually active.
- Feels worthless.
- Loses interest in activities or friends.
Of course, there are many more symptoms to consider. We recommend you check out this article on Healthline to see a more extensive list of symptoms.
How Can Turn-About Ranch Help?
A big part of what we do at Turn-About Ranch is teach students how to manage their condition so they can live successful lives. If your child has Bi-Polar Disorder, our professional team will teach them the coping skills they need to work through their highs and lows appropriately.