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Bipolar - Symptoms

Symptoms of bipolar disorder involve unusual mood changes, along with alterations in sleep, behaviour, thinking and activity levels. These symptoms can last a week or longer.

During a manic episode, people will experience a very elevated mood associated with:

  • Being agitated or irritable
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Talking faster or more than usual, jumping from one topic to another
  • High energy level, being more active, with many plans
  • Risky behaviour like spending excessively, promiscuity, alcohol/drug use
  • Grandiose beliefs that they are better than other people

During a depressive episode, they will feel very sad or down, associated with:

  • Loss of interest or ability to enjoy things
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Having trouble concentrating, forgetting things
  • Feeling slowed down, lack of energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Thoughts of death of suicide

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