Symtoms of Bipolar Disorder.
Treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder in adults and in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age
In a manic episode, some people with
A diagnosis for a manic episode includes either an elevated or an irritable mood lasting at least a week, plus three or more of the following symptoms:
- Talking too fast or too much
- Risky or impulsive behavior, like sexual promiscuity or excessive spending sprees
- Needing little sleep
- Being easily distracted (your attention shifts between many topics in just a few minutes)
- Having an inflated feeling of power, greatness, or importance
- Intense focus on goal-directed activity
- Racing thoughts
A diagnosis for a major depressive episode requires having a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in activities a person used to enjoy. In addition, four of the following symptoms must also be present nearly every day for at least two weeks:
- Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain (i.e., a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month), or decrease or increase in appetite
- Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) nearly every day
- Feeling restless or sluggish to the point that others notice
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness
- Recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal thoughts without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or specific plan for committing suicide
A mixed episode includes symptoms that are both manic and depressive.
ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) is used for the treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder in adults and in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age.
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