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What are symptoms of bipolar depression?

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Symptoms of the depressive phase of bipolar disorder may consist of the following:

  • Depressed mood and low self-esteem
  • Excessive crying spells
  • Low energy levels and an apathetic view of life
  • Sadness, loneliness, helplessness, feelings of guilt
  • Slow speech, fatigue, and poor coordination and concentration
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Thoughts of suicide or dying
  • Changes in appetite (overeating/not eating)
  • Unexplainable body aches and pains
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in usual activities

From: Preventing Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Bipolar Disorder" and "Signs and Symptoms."

National Mental Health Information Center: "Children's Mental Health Facts: Bipolar Disorder."

National Foundation for Depressive Illness: "Depression Facts."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Different Families, Different Characteristics: Different Types of Bipolar Disorder?" and "Step-BD Women's Studies."

National Mental Health Association: "Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know."

American Psychiatric Association. Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association; 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Bipolar Disorder" and "Signs and Symptoms."

National Mental Health Information Center: "Children's Mental Health Facts: Bipolar Disorder."

National Foundation for Depressive Illness: "Depression Facts."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Different Families, Different Characteristics: Different Types of Bipolar Disorder?" and "Step-BD Women's Studies."

National Mental Health Association: "Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know."

American Psychiatric Association. Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association; 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 02, 2018

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