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What are the symptoms of bipolar II disorder?

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During a hypomanic episode, elevated mood can manifest itself as either euphoria (feeling "high") or as irritability. Symptoms during hypomanic episodes include:

  • Flying suddenly from one idea to the next
  • Having exaggerated self confidence
  • Rapid, uninterruptable, and loud speech
  • Increased energy, with hyperactivity and a decreased need for sleep

From: Bipolar II Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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