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
- 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
- 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.