Major Depressive Disorders Symptoms

Bipolar Disorders Symptoms

Living with bipolar disorder is like swinging on a pendulum, going up and down. Sometimes slow, sometimes very quickly. There’s hardly an in-between; if there is, you better pull through it while you can because feeling “normal” is not often. It is assessed that around 7 million grown-ups in the US experience bipolar disorder. It’s more common than people think.

The manic phase is identified by:

  • Extreme happiness
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Rapid speech
  • Poor concentration and judgment
  • Increased energy
  • Less need for sleep
  • Unusually high sex drive
  • Paranoia

The depressive phase is identified by:

  • Sadness and crying
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Suicidal thoughts