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A 44-year-old member asked:

I feel like my mom is bipolar, and i may be also. how to tell?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The best way to know: Is through a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis. When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
, ^ or v sleeping, change in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, lack of joy, irritability, impaired functioning, guilt & even suicidal thoughts or psychosis.
Dec 21, 2013

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