Tuesday, 29 September 2020 | 10:55 WIB

Ambition Increases Risk of Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Ambition Increases Risk of Bipolar Disorder and Depression (illustration: myhealthtips)

JAKARTA, NNC - Dopamine and motivation are connected. Beforehand, dopamine in the brain triggers a person's response to guess whether something good will happen or just the opposite.

Thus, what links dopamine with motivation?

These estimations have an effect on our motivation to do something to minimize threats or encourage us to get something they want.

According to research in the Journal of Applied Psychology, this process runs on all human stimuli such as the process of feeding, shelter or other survival needs, including ambition.

As reported by Boldsky, ambition also increases the risk of someone having bipolar, narcissistic, and depression behavior. Millenials are said to be very vulnerable to this ambition's addiction in building careers.

"This is what is perceived to be the problem of millennials who feel more professional and academic than ever in previous generations," said one researcher, citing the page.

No wonder the millenilas generation is said to experience a plague of stress symptoms. High school students today are said to be more nervous than in the psychological state of the 1950s generation.

To overcome this condition, millenials are expected to be able to recreate their life purpose. From material motivations such as position, money, to intrinsic things like the desire to get a better meaning of life, to do something positive for the environment, and so forth.

Millenials may also set goals but should also be prepared with life processes that may not fit their expectations.

In addition to stress at a young age, addiction to ambition is also influenced by the lack of one's social relationships. Strong connections with the community and the presence of love and belonging to each other will help millennials gain life satisfaction.