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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree
In brief: Mania and depression
Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2).
Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree.

In brief: Mania and depression
Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2).
Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree.
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
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
2 doctors agree
In brief: Manic dep.
Manic phases of elation and heightened energy with less need for sleep, alternating with episodes of depression with lack of energy, sadness & changes in appetite/concentration/sleep, along with morbid thoughts.

In brief: Manic dep.
Manic phases of elation and heightened energy with less need for sleep, alternating with episodes of depression with lack of energy, sadness & changes in appetite/concentration/sleep, along with morbid thoughts.
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