A 39-year-old member asked:
Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?
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Dr. Leslie Howell answered
19 years experience in psychiatry
Signs: In bipolar i there has to have been at least one manic episode in one's life. During a manic episode one may have extreme elevated mood, irritability, decreased need for sleep, a lot of energy, impulsive/reckless behavior, hypersexuality and rapid speech. In severe episodes they may have psychosis. The person can then cycle into periods of depression. The frequency of these cycles can vary.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015
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