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What are the symptoms of mania from bipolar disorder?

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Symptoms of mania ("the highs") associated with bipolar disorder include:

  • Excessive happiness, hopefulness, and excitement
  • Sudden changes from being joyful to being irritable, angry, and hostile
  • Restlessness
  • Rapid speech and poor concentration
  • Increased energy and less need for sleep
  • Unusually high sex drive
  • Making grand and unrealistic plans
  • Showing poor judgment
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Becoming more impulsive

From: Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 7, 2017

SOURCE:

National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 7, 2017

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