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What are symptoms of bipolar depression or major depression?

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2) Bipolar depression/major depression symptoms include:

  • Depressed mood and low self-esteem
  • Low energy levels and apathy
  • Sadness, loneliness, helplessness, guilt
  • Slow speech, fatigue, and poor coordination
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Poor concentration
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in usual activities

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Kupfer, J. (editor). ., Current Psychiatry, 2004.  Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide

Geddes, JR. , American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004.  Long Term Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

McElroy SL. , Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 2004. A 52 Week Continuation Study of Lamotrigine In the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatry Association: .  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Kupfer, J. (editor). ., Current Psychiatry, 2004.  Bipolar Depression The Clinician's Reference Guide

Geddes, JR. , American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004.  Long Term Lithium Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

McElroy SL. , Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; 2004. A 52 Week Continuation Study of Lamotrigine In the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 11, 2017

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