Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic depression, disrupts relationships, work and every aspect of adult life. The symptoms begin in children and teens and often disrupt success in peer relationships, at school and at home.

Bipolar disorder is distinguished by dramatic mood swings from elated highs of mania to the lows of depression.

10 signs of bipolar depression:

  • Depressed mood and low self-esteem
  • Excessive crying spells
  • Low energy levels and an apathetic view of life
  • Sadness, loneliness, helplessness, feelings of guilt
  • Slow speech, fatigue, and poor coordination and concentration
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Thoughts of suicide or dying
  • Changes in appetite (overeating/not eating)
  • Unexplainable aching
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in usual activities

6 signs of bipolar mania:

  • Euphoria or irritability
  • Excessive talking; racing thoughts
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Unusual energy; less need for sleep
  • Impulsiveness
  • Hallucinations and/or delusions

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