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Hi I was wondering what the symptoms of bipolar are?

Hi I was wondering what the symptoms of bipolar are?

Cyclic mood: I agee this is a long answer but look at bipolar as having either just mania, hypomania and depression or a mixture of irritability, depressed mood, poor response to antidepressants, short episodes of depression. However, to be really diagnosed, see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bipolar?

What are the symptoms of bipolar?

Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar 2?

Hypomania: I agree with dr stuart. One thing i would add is bipolar 2 is characterized by hypomania as opposed to mania in bipolar 1. The depression may be just as severe. The difference between mania and hypomania is the degree of grandiosity and risk taking. By definition, mania includes psychosis (hallucinations, delusions) and/or hospitalization and/or legal problems. 1 lifetime manic episode = bipolar 1. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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So, what else are like the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Organic mood disorders, cyclothymic do, substance induced mood disorders, schizoaffective do, some personality disorders, adolescent depression & borderline personality. ...Read more

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I was curious, what are like the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder: Means a person has periods of depression & manic periods (high energy despite little sleep, uncritical self-confidence, rapid talking, racing thoughts, incessant & unproductive activity, foolish or risky plans). These depressed & elevated moods can be mild to severe. Consult a mental health professional for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

Mania and depression: Manias include marked insomnia, racing thoughts, pressured speech, significant elevation in energy, engagement in excessive goal-directed behavior and risk-taking, and elated and/or irritable mood. Some experience hallucinations or delusions of power. Depressions can be severe and include days of excessive sleep, marked drops in energy, suicidal ideation, loss of interest, and negative feelings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar ii?

Mood instability and: Swings from depressive symptoms sleep problems and loss of drive, energy and motivation to bouts of elevated moods that may be a little more productive & are accompanied by agitation and insomnia. If the elevated periods (hypo-mania) become mania the disorder is then from that point on said to be type i bipolar disorder. Generally the periods of hypo-mania in bipolar ii are not necessarily happy. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more