How to Know If Your Bipolar

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Do your moods change from extremely happy, to very depressed over any given period of time? When depressed to you often think about suicide or hurting yourself or another? Do you feel the need to sleep more, and lack stamina or energy? This is called the depressive state of Bipolar Disorder.

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Do you ever feel extremely powerful, have racing thoughts, and take on activities that you normally wouldn't? Do you have rare beliefs; for example that you have magical powers? You lack the need for sleep, and often don't eat for several days? This is called Manic Mania; a part of Bipolar Disorder.

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Moods often change for everyone at a different pace, but there can also be psychotic episodes in between or during these moods. You may see or hear things that are not there. You may also believe false things; for example that everyone is out to get you. Paranoia is common with this disorder.

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If you think that you or a loved one could be suffering from this disorder then seek out medical help immediately! Medication and therapy is usually involved, but treatment always depends on the particular patient.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't be frightened if you think you or a loved one may have this disorder; it is very treatable.
  • Don't not seek out help for any reason; this disorder affects the person, but also loved ones as well.
  • If you lack funds to pay for the treatment or observations, there are many free and low cost clinics that will help you based on your income.
  • This guide is to help you know if you might have Bipolar Disorder, but not to treat or diagnose it!
  • Medical treatment is always needed to handle this disorder.
  • Never stop taking your medications or stop treatments without first consulting with your doctor.
  • It is better to be safe and seek help, than to suffer without cause.
  • This is a simple guide to help explain Bipolar Disorder symptoms. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any mental disorder. This information is just a help guide to inform you or a loved one about the facts of this disorder and possibly influence you or your loved one to seek professional help.