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What are the symptoms of depression in bipolar disorder?

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During the depression phase of bipolar disorder, you might:

  • Feel sad, worried, or empty
  • Have little to no energy
  • Feel like you can’t enjoy anything
  • Sleep too little or too much
  • Have a hard time getting out of bed
  • Eat too little or too much
  • Have trouble focusing or remembering things
  • Have a hard time making decisions
  • Think about suicide or death

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National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Bipolar Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

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

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 9, 2020

Cleveland Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Bipolar Disorder.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Bipolar Disorder.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bipolar Disorder.”

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

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on March 9, 2020

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