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Bipolar disorder are periods of elevated or irritable mood accompanied by dramatis increase in energy, activity, and thinking. Symtoms are more severe and different than the normal ups and downs everyone goes through.

the illness has two phases: 1) mania and 2) depression.

Mania is characterized as having:

    Euphoria or irritability

   Increase of energy and activity

   Excessive talk, racing thoughts

   Inflated self-esteem

   Unusual energy; less need for sleep

  Impulsiveness; shopping sprees, fast driving, impetuous travel, sometimes promiscuous sex, high-risk investments.

Bipolar depression â€‹symptoms may include:

  Depressed mood and low self-esteem

   Low energy

  Sadness, loneliness, helpless

  Slow speech, fatigue

  Insomnia

  Poor concentration

   Lack of interest in usual activities 

Types include:

Bipolar 1:

Manic or mixed episodes that last at least seven days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe the person needs        

   immediate hospital care. Depressive episodes occur as well lasting at least 2 weeks

Bipolar 2: Is defined by a pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed 

    episodes.

Rapid-cycling Bipolar Disorder: Occurs when a person has four or more episodes of major depression, mania, or mixed  

    states all within a year.