We all have our set of mood swings, and don’t feel on top of the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but when do these changes in mood add up to bipolar syndrome? Identifying possible bipolar disorder For a person to be suffering from bipolar disorder, there should be both highs and lows, of mania and depression. An unusually high-energy phase followed by a terrible low. If it is one or the other state alone that is experienced, then, it is not a sign of bipolar disorder. A manic phase or a period of high self-esteem and great mood should be one that lasts at least one week. The person feels all powerful during the manic period and doesn’t need to sleep too much. Your loved one could be very talkative, with a flood of ideas; they might even go on a shopping spree. The high should not be induced by drugs to be called a manic phase. Hopelessness and emptiness During the depressed phase, the...Read More
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