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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can someone tell me the signs/symptoms of depression? or possibly bipolar. i know my mother and a few other family members are bipolar.

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Dr. Jason Berman
A Verified Doctoranswered
16 years experience
Changes in feelings: Some symptoms of depression include loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, weight loss or weight gain, sleep disturbance, very sad mood, feelings of hopelessness. bipolar includes the above and often extreme feelings of euphoria, irritability, acting impulsively with judgment, reduced need.for sleep, pressured speech to name some symptoms of "mania"
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. With BP these R also manic states. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options.
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Last updated Jun 29, 2014

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