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This disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. It’s a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out simple day-to-day tasks. There are two main forms of Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, and Bipolar II Disorder. However, it appears more and more that Bipolar symptoms are occurring on spectrum of severity and it is important you meet with a professional to get the correct diagnosis. Some of the Manic symptoms include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Being more talkative or speaking faster than usual
  • Being reactive and/or impulsive
  • Irritability
  • Needing less sleep without feeling tired
  • Having more energy than usual
  • Feeling very excitable/euphoric as if on a high
  • Being more interested in sex than usual
  • Engaging in excessive or risky behaviors

Some of the Depressive symptoms include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Having little interest or pleasure in doing things
  • Eating too little or too much
  • Difficulty falling, or staying asleep, or sleeping to much
  • Have low energy
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Thinking about death or suicide
  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, depression