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What are the symptoms of bipolar i?
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mania
Bipolar 1disorder is is distinct from bipolar 2 by severity of manic episodes.
Bipolar 2 has hypo mania which may mean some decreased need for sleep and increased goal directed activity usually alternating with depressive episodes. A full blown mania in bipolar 1 usually includes grandiose delusions and/or hallucinations and often leads to hospitalization and/or legal problems.

In brief: Mania
Bipolar 1disorder is is distinct from bipolar 2 by severity of manic episodes.
Bipolar 2 has hypo mania which may mean some decreased need for sleep and increased goal directed activity usually alternating with depressive episodes. A full blown mania in bipolar 1 usually includes grandiose delusions and/or hallucinations and often leads to hospitalization and/or legal problems.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
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. Different people exhibit different symptoms, yes. No two bipolar sufferers are alike.

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. Different people exhibit different symptoms, yes. No two bipolar sufferers are alike.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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