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Symptoms of Bipolar disorder I

Symptoms of Bipolar disorder I

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Bipolar disorder I includes the 10 symptoms listed below:

  • During a manic episode, elevated mood can manifest itself as either euphoria or as irritability.
  • Abnormal behavior during manic episodes includes:
  • Flying suddenly from one idea to the next
  • Rapid, "pressured" speech
  • Increased energy, with hyperactivity and decreased need for sleep
  • Inflated self-image
  • Excessive spending
  • Hypersexuality
  • People in manic episodes may spend money far beyond their means, have sex with people they wouldn't otherwise, or pursue grandiose, unrealistic plans. In severe manic episodes, a person loses touch with reality. They may become delusional and behave bizarrely.
  • Depressive episodes in bipolar disorder are similar to "regular" clinical depression, with depressed mood, loss of pleasure, low energy and activity, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and thoughts of suicide. Depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder can last weeks or even years.
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Bipolar disorder I: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Bipolar disorder I: Most people are in their teens or early 20s when symptoms first start. Nearly everyone with bipolar I disorder develops it before age 50.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Bipolar disorder I. This signs and symptoms information for Bipolar disorder I has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Bipolar disorder I signs or Bipolar disorder I symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Bipolar disorder I may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Bipolar disorder I symptoms.


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