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What are the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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Manic symptoms include:

  • Severe changes in mood, either extremely irritable or overly silly and elated
  • Overly-inflated self-esteem, grandiosity
  • More energy
  • Can go with very little or no sleep for days without tiring
  • Talks too much and too fast, changes topics too quickly, or can't be interrupted
  • Distracted, attention moves constantly from one thing to the next
  • Hypersexuality, with more sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors; uses explicit sexual language
  • More goal-directed activity or physical agitation
  • Doesn't care about risk, takes on risky behaviors or activities

From: Bipolar Disorder or ADHD? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 08, 2018

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