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A 32-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of bipolar in men just curious cause it runs in my husbands family and he seems depressed for no reason?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bipolar Sympotms: Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behavior, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness/ helplessness.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
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lack of joy, irritability, impaired functioning, guilt & suicidal thoughts or psychosis. Your husband may benefit from psychiatric evaluation.
Jan 11, 2014
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 43 years experience
Wide range: Symptoms of bipolar illness are variable and many that include manic phases to depressed ones and everything in between. I would urge you to encourage your husband in getting professional help with his symptoms with treatments and therapies today are more effective than ever!
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