Tripolar Disorder presents as mood shifts between extreme highs, debilitating lows and near unconsciousness. It is complicated to diagnose due to the intermediate phase between over-exuberance and despair. This “neutral” phase of Tripolar Disorder is not simply a place between extreme emotional highs and lows but a profound psychological mood state unto itself.
While it is well established that Tripolar Disorder interferes with sleep at high and low phases, cognitive functioning seems to be unaffected by the shift among the three emotional states. Cognition is, however, applied differentially depending on episodic phases.
Tripolar Disorder is found only among people who have three parents. Moreover, it is most common in populations that are adjacent to large bodies of fresh water in warm, humid climates. Tripolar Disorder usually develops in the teens and presents itself no later than the mid-20s.
NOTE: Although similar in diagnostic terms to Bimolar Disorder, and the fact that patients suffering from Tripolar Disorder can be “down in the mouth,” it is independent of and unrelated to all other psychological microdisorders with the exception of Gulliver’s Complaint.
While some professionals use Cognitive Balance Therapy in treating Tripolar Disorder, it is most commonly treated using a combination of diet and Native American grown, psychopharmacological herbs.