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What are the main symptoms of bipolarism?

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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Depresion and mania

First one has to meet criteria for a major depressive episode (low mood, poor appetite, insomnia, in attention, guilts, suicidal ideation, agitation or psychomotor retardation).
Second.One has to meet criteria for a manic episode (euphoria, irritability, decreased need of sleep, impulsivity, racing thoughts, grandiosity, increased goal-directed activities, pressured speech).

In brief: Depresion and mania

First one has to meet criteria for a major depressive episode (low mood, poor appetite, insomnia, in attention, guilts, suicidal ideation, agitation or psychomotor retardation).
Second.One has to meet criteria for a manic episode (euphoria, irritability, decreased need of sleep, impulsivity, racing thoughts, grandiosity, increased goal-directed activities, pressured speech).
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Agree w Dr. Tran

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state.
Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low

In brief: Agree w Dr. Tran

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state.
Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, lack of joy, irritability, impaired functioning, guilt & suicidal thoughts or psychosis. A mixed state or episode is when depressive & manic or hypomanic symptoms are experienced together.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive.

In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Bipolar

Either manic phases alternating with depressed episodes, each lasting @2 weeks, or rapid cycles where moods alternate day in & day out.

In brief: Bipolar

Either manic phases alternating with depressed episodes, each lasting @2 weeks, or rapid cycles where moods alternate day in & day out.
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