The bipolar symptoms can vary, but are often a combination of extreme highs and extreme lows.

People with bipolar disorder can have a range Bipolar Symptoms. Many experience dramatic mood swings, going from emotional highs to emotional lows with more normal moods in between, while others have much milder mood changes.

Bipolar Symptoms : Mania

Mania is a term that describes the emotional highs of bipolar disorder. Mania, or a manic episode, is usually characterized by feelings of extreme energy, restlessness, or irritability.

In general, Bipolar Symptoms manic episode may include:

  • High energy, excessive activity, and/or restlessness
  • Overly good mood
  • Irritability
  • Fast, erratic talking
  • Racing thoughts
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Little need for sleep
  • Feelings of power
  • Poor judgment
  • Reckless spending
  • High sex drive
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Aggression
  • Refusal to admit that there is a problem

If your elevated or irritable mood is accompanied by manic bipolar symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least one week, your doctor may diagnose a manic episode.

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