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Mike Tyson once experienced extreme mood swings.

  15 Mei 2024 23:00

Brilio.net - In the world of boxing , Mike Tyson is a legend whose name is never out of discussion. Deciding to retire in 2005, Mike Tyson is ready to return to the boxing ring to have his first professional fight in 19 years. The former heavyweight champion will face YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul.

The fight will be held on July 20 2024. His comeback at the age of 57 years attracted the attention of boxing fans. Even though his opponent is 30 years younger, this doesn't make Mike Tyson afraid. He was even ready to risk his life to achieve victory.

Pursuing a professional career as a boxer in the 1980s, Mike Tyson was known as an ambitious person. Tyson achieved fame in 1986 when he became the youngest boxer to win the world heavyweight championship at the age of 20. He won world heavyweight boxing titles from various organizations, such as the WBC, WBA, and IBF, and is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

But Tyson's life was also full of controversy outside the ring. He had a number of complicated legal and personal life problems, including financial problems and drug abuse. Despite this, Mike Tyson remains an icon in the world of boxing and made a major contribution to the popularity of the sport of boxing in that era.

Tyson is known for his aggressive fighting style and devastating punching power, making him one of the most fearsome boxers in boxing history. Apart from this controversy, it seems that Mike Tyson once suffered from bipolar disorder. He revealed this fact via his personal YouTube channel.

Inviting a famous neurologist who explained the potential causes of Bipolar Disorder, Tyson revealed that he had also experienced this disease. He stated that he experienced extreme mood swings characterized by changes in mood or what is called mania and depression .

Doing bad things in a place where people don't dare to do bad things. Tyson said.

Recently, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder have received attention from many people. Moreover, this disease is experienced by many young people. It is important to find out more about this mental illness as a form of loving yourself. Reported by brilio.net from various sources on Wednesday (15/5), the following is the definition, symptoms and ways to deal with bipolar disorder.

Understanding bipolar disorder

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Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by extreme emotional changes. Reporting from kemkes.go.id, bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that shows drastic emotional changes from extreme joy to severe depression. People who suffer from bipolar can experience symptoms of mania (very happy) and depressive (very low).

In other research, it is stated that this disorder is also caused by neurotransmitter imbalances, abnormal thyroid function, circadian rhythm disorders, and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, including manic episodes, hypomanic episodes (in bipolar II type), and depressive episodes. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary depending on the type of episode a person experiences. In a manic episode, a person may experience excessively elevated mood, high energy levels, and impulsive and risky behavior.

People with bipolar disorder may feel overly self-confident and engage in unusual activities, such as excessive spending or unsafe sexual behavior. Meanwhile, during a depressive episode, a person may experience feelings of deep sadness, loss of interest or joy in activities they usually enjoy, as well as sleep disturbances and severe fatigue.

Sufferers may also feel guilty, worthless, or have thoughts about death or suicide. Hypomanic episodes, which are a milder form of manic episodes, may be more difficult to detect because the symptoms are less severe, but they still affect a person's social and work functioning. In addition to the symptoms associated with episodes of mania, hypomania, and depression, a person with bipolar disorder may also experience psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, during both manic and depressive episodes.

These symptoms can greatly interfere with daily life and cause difficulties in social relationships, work, and overall health. Therefore, it is important for someone experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder to seek help and support from a mental health professional for proper evaluation and management. With appropriate treatment, many people with bipolar disorder can manage their condition well and live meaningful lives.

How to deal with bipolar disorder

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Overcoming bipolar disorder is a journey that requires a holistic and comprehensive approach. With proper medical care, psychological therapy, healthy lifestyle changes, and strong social support, many individuals living with bipolar disorder can better manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

The ways to overcome bipolar disorder are as follows.

1. Medical care

Consult a doctor or mental health professional to plan a treatment plan that suits your needs. Medical treatment for bipolar disorder may include the use of mood-stabilizing medications (such as lithium, anticonvulsants, or antipsychotics) to control symptoms and prevent new episodes.

2. Psychological therapy

Psychological therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy can help you understand and manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder, as well as develop skills to cope with stress and manage emotions better.

3. Lifestyle changes

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of flare-ups or new episodes of bipolar disorder. Maintaining a regular sleep pattern, reducing consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs, maintaining a healthy diet, and engaging in regular physical activity can help manage mental health.

4. Stress management

The next way is good stress management. Finding ways to manage stress can help reduce the risk of bipolar disorder flare-ups. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, as well as calming activities such as art or music, can help relieve stress and maintain a stable mood.

5. Social support

You cannot overcome bipolar disorder alone. Sufferers of this disease should get support from family, friends, or a support group can help you feel supported and not alone in dealing with bipolar disorder. Sharing experiences with others who are going through the same thing can provide a sense of understanding and much-needed support.

6. Self-monitoring and long-term care

Managing bipolar disorder requires a long-term commitment to self-monitoring, regular treatment, and regular consultations with a medical team. Engaging in long-term care can help maintain good mental health and reduce the risk of severe flare-ups.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.

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