Bipolar Symptoms and Behaviour

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Do you suffer from depression or mood swings and are concerned that you may be exhibiting bipolar symptoms?

Everyone experiences mood swings at different times, but for most people these occur in response to external events and can be set aside when needed. For example, a person may have a problem at home but is able to go to work and smile and engage with customers.

The difference in bipolar patients is that their mood swings are not necessarily related to an external event. Their mood swings are far more pronounced than ordinary mood swings and can affect their ability to function normally. They may have trouble maintaining relationships and continuing to work.

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Bipolar behaviors may include binge spending, starting a series of projects without completing any of them, and an increased rate of speaking and thinking patterns. These behaviors are often noticed by others, if not the person exhibiting them. Someone who shows the signs of bipolar disorder may also experience irritability and be so caught up in their own thoughts that they are unaware of the concerns of those around them, or may become annoyed when others voice their concerns

To determine if you have bipolar disorder, there is no definitive bipolar test that can be done. A diagnosis is needed by an experienced clinician who is qualified in treating and diagnosing the disease. The doctor can assess whether the cause of your symptoms and behavior is actually bipolar disorder and discuss possible treatment and medication options.

For more articles and support for Bipolar Disorder and an online Bipolar Self-Help Program, go to mood swings.

Thanks to Sue Lauder | #Bipolar #Symptoms #Behaviour

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