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Symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder
People with bipolar I disorder experience extreme mood swings that can take 3 different forms: manic, depressive, and mixed episodes. Symptoms can include both a lowering of mood (depression) and an exaggerated elevation of mood (mania).
In a manic episode, some people with bipolar I disorder may experience an elevated (extremely happy) mood. Others may
- An inflated feeling of power, greatness, or importance
- Needing little sleep
- Talking more than usual
- Racing thoughts
- Being easily distracted (attention shifts between many topics in just a few minutes)
- Intense focus on goal-directed activity or restlessness
- Risky or impulsive behavior (like excessive spending sprees)
During a mixed episode, people have symptoms of both
- Low energy or fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability, restlessness, or being slowed down
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Significant weight change
- Thoughts about suicide or dying
Find out information about pediatric patients with bipolar I disorder 10 to 17 years of age.
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