Thought Log for Bipolar Disorder

ThoughtLog for Bipolar Disorder

ThoughtLog for Bipolar Disorder

Day of the week







March 7th, 2016

11:00 am

Mild maniac

happy, friendly,


Life is good and worth living.




March 15th,2016

13:25 pm




Engaging sexually oriented activities


March 16th,2016

23:42 pm


Joyful, peaceful, and visionary

Meet goals, keep time, you first.

Achieving set goals, very positive in every situation.


March 17th,2016

04:00 am


Suicidal, hopelessness, confusion, anger/irritability

Life is not enjoyable dreams are for a chosen few

Engaging in quarrels


March 11th, 2016

06:45 am


total confusion, irritability

Make things right, think better and broadly.

Arguments and quarrels, unreasonable recklessness


March 12th,2016

22:00 pm

Extreme mental activities

witty, restless

study everything

waste of time and resources


March 19th,2016

21:35 pm


Useless, extravagant, deserted

Ways of acquiring money

Debts with unreasonable interest rates

Peopleexperience different moods at different times in their lives. Inbipolar disorder, an individual often experiences the radical changesin their attitudes in severe states. Bipolar conditions can affect anindividual’s occupation and their performance in a schoolenvironment. In severe cases, a bipolar condition might damage aperson`s relationship hence lead them to a breakup. The bipolarcondition is treatable if the warning signs are detected early in anindividual’s life (Craddock &amp Sklar, 2013 Fink &amp Kraynak,2013). The bipolar condition if not treated early, might worsen andlead an individual to undesirable behavior. Bipolar disorder causesradical shifting of a person’s mood and energy in thinking andtheir actions. The disease is characterized by high mania in anindividual with the lowest depression experienced. Bipolar cycles maylast for a whole day or months. Consequently, this illustrates theseriousness of the bipolar condition by an individual. The moodchanges in a bipolar person are intense and often interfere withtheir normal functioning.

Forinstance in the manic episode, a bipolar conditioned person mightradically quit a job or feel rested for longer hours. However, in thedepressive episode, a bipolar individual might feel tired andhopeless from the situation of being unemployed and at the same timein debt. The bipolar condition is complicated in that its causes arenot well understood (Fink &amp Kraynak, 2013). In the primary cases,it is hereditary from an individual’s family. Most manic anddepressive modes of bipolar conditions occur when a person is intheir early adulthood and teenage life.

Rapidcycling condition

Inthe bipolar condition, change in the rapid cycling would benecessary. Rapid cycling is a necessary, or the depressive episode ofbipolar conditions. In the new cycling, moods of an individual tendto swing and might occur in longer periods (Craddock &amp Sklar,2013). This conditions characterized by severe anger andirritability, hence change of this type of situation would besignificant to a bipolar individual. The rapid cycling occurs in arandom pattern hence an individual might participate in an unintendedaction (Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam &amp Katon, 2015). Mostindividuals experience rapid cycling. In most cases, women developthe quick cycling disorder. The condition is likely to be caused byearly episodes of bipolar experiences. An individual might have anexperience of losing a loved one hence their moods change radically.According to the kindling theory, the episodes may be frequent, andif not treated, they can graduate into an ultra-rapid cycling. Inthis regard, it is important to change the emotional reaction toavoid its improvement.

Rapidcycling develops and becomes complicated to treat in its advancedstages. Regarding the explanation of biological rhythm disturbances,an individual might have daily rhythms in their natural system, whichis different from the synchronized events n, their lives. The organicrhythm disturbances theory explains that a person might experiencesleep disturbances (Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam &amp Katon, 2015). Inthis regard, the bipolar individual would be tuned to undertakingactivities of the day at a different time. The biological rhythms donot contribute to the illness of a bipolar person but are connectedto the advancement of their condition. This improvement makes anindividual to develop into a depressive episode. Changing the shapeof the biological rhythm disturbances would ensure t does notgenerate a more complex situation into a destructive event.

Connectionbetween emotion and thoughts

Thereis a link between repeated thoughts and the emotions of anindividual. Bipolar disorder is related to an episode of a person’slife experience. The theory of sensitization explains the connectionof an individual`s condition to the emotions. Life events that personexperiences can contribute to the manner they react to differentactivities and situations (Akiskal &amp Tohen, 2011). As such, thebipolar condition enables an individual to relate a life experienceto a current situation. The memory that a person has regarding theirlives can lead them to show a new emotional expression. For instance,a person with a rapid cycling condition in bipolar relates theirexperiences of the past with current situations. Anxiety in anindividual’s life and bad experiences leads persons with fastcycling condition to behave differently (Akiskal &amp Tohen, 2011).The individual might become sensitive because of anxiety or becomesanxious due to the experience of the death of a close family member.Eventually, the individual would have developed new forms ofemotional reaction. This is contributed to the fact that the personrecalled the experiences they had and related it to the situation athand. Thus, the sensitization theory explains that there is aconnection between past experiences and the emotions expressed in arapid cycling patent.

Logicalerrors committed

Thelogical error committed by a rapid cycling conditioned person inbipolar are various in that they depend on different mood swings. Theacute cycling condition is characterized by radical changes in theordinary functioning of an individual’s emotional system. Regardingthe logical errors committed by a person, they are likely to changemood and energy. Relatively, the active cycling person would beunable to control himself or herself and hence participate in anundesired activity. In most cases, the rapid cycling individualbecomes impulsive and angry. Anger generates conflict in the societyaround the individual (Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam &amp Katon, 2015).As a result, of conflict, the rapid cycling conditioned patient islikely to engage in a fight. The law prohibits violence againstpeople and hence the person would be arrested. In this regard, thecycling conditioned individually is unable to control their moods,and hence, they end up in the custody of law enforcers. It is alogical error that a rapid cycling patient develops unwantedproblems.


Changeapplication in radical cycling is manageable. There is the effectivetreatment for the condition in that the patient would be introducedinto the process of psychotherapy. The psychotherapy process ensuresthat an individual is in contact with their physician. Frequentcontact with the doctor and the rapid cycling patient ensure slowdevelopment and progress in the treatment (Akiskal &amp Tohen,2011). The discussion between the patient and the healthprofessionals facilitates understanding and prevents suicidalattempts. Training a patient to chart their moods helps in theidentification of patterns and the causes of their changes inattitudes. In this relation, the victim becomes aware of the cause sotheir mood swings hence would avoid them.

Chartingof the feelings of a patient enables them to track their mood swings.With the help of medical personnel, the patient can receive correctmedication for the condition. Charting moods can help the medicalprofessionals to estimate the periods when new changes might occur.The last step in implementing change in the behavior would be helpingoneself to help other people. Accepting the fact that an individuallives in a bipolar condition would be the most important step oftreatment (Fink &amp Kraynak, 2013). This is because it provides aplace for mutual acceptance of the patient. Regarding the conditionof rapid cycling, the patient would be able to live and achieveself-discovery when they are in the society that is ready to accepttheir conditions. Hence, the acceptance of the rapid cyclingcondition would ensure that the change is effected in thoughts andbehavior of a patient.


Rapidcycling is different from most bipolar disorders. Rapid cycling mightbe challenging to treat due to the difference in responses shown bythe bipolar individuals. It is, therefore, important for the patientwith rapid cycling condition to collaborate with their mentalprofessionals to help them through treatment. This strategy ofintegrating medical experts in treatment would enable advancement nmethods of treating rapid cycling disorder in bipolar people.


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