bipolar disorder vs. bpd

Introduction

What are the differences between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder?  This article will explain the differences between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder.

What Are Some Of The Differences?

According to psychcentral.com, ADHD is characterized by inattention and hyperactivity, while bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings between “high energy and activity” and depression.  According to  psychcentral.com, children with ADHD may feel sad for no particular reason, “while children with ADHD may sometimes feel sad for no reason, children with bipolar disorder may feel sad for weeks on end for no discernible cause.”  The mood of a child with bipolar disorder may seem pervasive and impossible to shake, while the mood of a child with ADHD may come and go.

What Are Some More Reasons?

According to psychcentral.com, a child with bipolar disorder may seem inattentive because they’ve lost a desire in daily activities.  In contrast, a child with ADHD is inattentive because they don’t have the ability to focus for a long period of time.  On a further note, according to psychcentral.com, a child with ADHD will react to events in their lives in a normal manner.  A child with bipolar disorder will react to events in their lives in an out of proportion manner.  According to psychcentral.com, a child with ADHD will not lose touch with reality during a temper tantrum, while a child with bipolar disorder may lose touch with reality during a temper tantrum.  According to psychcentral.com, treatment is another way to differentiate between these two diagnoses.  When a child with bipolar disorder is depressed and is given an antidepressant,  the child’s mood generally improves after a few weeks.  In return, the child’s attention and energy increases.  If the child with bipolar is in a manic episode, antipsychotic medication may be prescribed which will even out and lower the child’s energy levels.

Conclusion

To end this article, various reasons have been mentioned, distinguishing the differences between ADHD and Bipolar Disorder.  According to psychcentral.com, ADHD is characterized by inattention and hyperactivity, while Bipolar Disorder is characterized by mood swings, hypomania and mania.  In addition, according to psychcentral.com, a child with bipolar disorder may seem inattentive because they’ve lost a desire in daily activities.  In contrast, a child with ADHD may seem inattentive because they are distracted and cannot stay focused.  In addition , according to psychcentral.com, antidepressants are generally used for depression, while antipsychotics are generally used for mania.  There are many differences.