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Bipolar - Symptoms

Navigating the complex landscape of bipolar disorder involves understanding the distinct phases that characterize this condition—mania and depression. 

Below is a detailed list of symptoms associated with each phase, shedding light on the contrasting experiences individuals may undergo during these mood episodes.


  • Very elevated mood
  •  Hyperactivity
  •  Racing thoughts
  •  Excessive talking
  •  Grandiose ideas and beliefs
  •  Easy distractibility
  •  Reduced need for sleep
  •  High energy despite lack of sleep
  •  Poor judgment and increased impulsivity
  • Increased irritability and poor temper control
  •  Reckless behavior, lack of self-control
  •  Binge eating, drinking, and/or drug use
  •  Promiscuity
  •  Spending sprees leading to debts


  • Persistent low mood or sadness
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Impaired concentration and memory
  • Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt
  • Appetite disturbances: loss of appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Thoughts of death and suicide

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