Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by changing moods, concentration, activity levels, and energy. It prevents people from doing what they normally do each day. It requires that they obtain treatment for bipolar disorder so that they can live their lives.
What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
The symptoms of bipolar disorder are changes in a person’s activity levels, changes in the person’s energy levels, and changes in the person’s moods. We call these symptoms “manic episodes.” During manic episodes, the person appears to be extremely high, but when these episodes end, the person experiences depressive episodes. Depressive episodes are characterized by feelings of hopelessness, indifference, or sadness.
Hypomanic episodes are manic episodes that aren’t as severe.