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What are the symptoms of a manic depression person?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid.
Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder

In brief: Depends

The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid.
Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level).
Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations.

In brief: Bipolar

Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level).
Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mood swings

Manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, is characterized by swings of mood, often extreme, and these swings can happen slowly or quickly, even several times during a day, especially if left unmedicated.
Manic phases can even become psychotic. Imagine waking up feeling as though you can beat up the universe with your pinky finger, then a short time later feeling suicidal and despondent.

In brief: Mood swings

Manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, is characterized by swings of mood, often extreme, and these swings can happen slowly or quickly, even several times during a day, especially if left unmedicated.
Manic phases can even become psychotic. Imagine waking up feeling as though you can beat up the universe with your pinky finger, then a short time later feeling suicidal and despondent.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bipolar DO Symptoms

Mania or hypomania 1 :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 mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, lack.

In brief: Bipolar DO Symptoms

Mania or hypomania 1 :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 mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, lack.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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.
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