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Do people with bipolar disorder know when they are about to go into a depressed state of mind?

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Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar disorder

Some folks who had the episodic illness can have some sense of the phase of depression or mania starting usually there are red flags like sleep changes increases irritability intense emotional responses and lot more depending on individuals and course of illness.
Mostly family members if observant can see the mood fluctuations coming always consult your psychiatrist may need med adjustment.

In brief: Bipolar disorder

Some folks who had the episodic illness can have some sense of the phase of depression or mania starting usually there are red flags like sleep changes increases irritability intense emotional responses and lot more depending on individuals and course of illness.
Mostly family members if observant can see the mood fluctuations coming always consult your psychiatrist may need med adjustment.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dr. Muhammad Munir
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It Varies

Some people can tell when there mood is about to change, especially when they develop more self-awareness into their difficulties.
However, a great many people with bipolar disorder are affected by their mood in unpredictable ways that they are not able to anticipate. That's why treatment is so important, because successful treatment will help to minimize mood swings.

In brief: It Varies

Some people can tell when there mood is about to change, especially when they develop more self-awareness into their difficulties.
However, a great many people with bipolar disorder are affected by their mood in unpredictable ways that they are not able to anticipate. That's why treatment is so important, because successful treatment will help to minimize mood swings.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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