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Symptoms of bipolar disorder defined

The official criteria for bipolar disorder are at least one episode of mania lasting at least four days. Manic episodes must involve at least three of the following: inflated self-esteem grandiose behavior, increased talkativeness, reduced sleeping, racing thoughts, increased goal-directed activity, distractibility and taking unnecessary dangerous risks. Juvenile bipolar disorder had the same criteria but the manic episodes may have different symptoms and length of manic cycle can be as short as a few hours.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Boston Globe

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About: Symptoms of bipolar disorder defined

Date: 21 December 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

URL: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2004/12/21/official_criteria_for_bipolar_disorders/

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  • Diagnosis and increased goal-directed activity
  • Diagnosis and distractibility
  • Diagnosis and taking unnecessary dangerous risks
  • Diagnosis and bipolar disorder
  • Diagnosis and juvenile bipolar disorder

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