Common signs of Mania are: Feeling high, optimistic or extremely irritable, unrealistic thoughts, beliefs or powers, very little sleep but extreme energy, talking too rapidly, racing thoughts-too many ideas, highly distractible- no concentration, impaired judgment-impulsive, acts thinks without consequence âwreck less , and in server cases delusional or suicide.
A bipolar has extreme mood shifts affecting their daily functioning, communication with others, judgment, and behavior. During moments of manic they are impulsive and may go shopping charging huge amounts of debt, or quit their job. Then when their depressed they can't find it them to get out of bed, and are hopelessly depressed over being in debt with credit card debt and loss of their job. Being bipolar often runs in families.
There are four types of episodes to be aware of: Mania, hypomania, Depression, and mixed episodes. In the manic state people usually talk a mile a minute, full of energy, euphoria, hyperactive, and think they are invincible and can do almost anything, creativity are common. But it does have a tendency to get out of control, and they become wreck less, making inappropriate decisions, blaming everyone else whom is critical of their behavior.
The ups and downs of bi polar vary from person to person, including the pattern and frequency of the behaviors. Each type of the symptoms of bipolar disorder has their own symptom patterns.
Â· Bipolar I or manic is - Mania and depression the most severe with at least one manic or mixed episode, depression is not a requirement for diagnosis. Most episodes are between manic and depression.
Â· Bipolar II - Hypomania and depression, no full episodes, instead they experience hypomania or severe depression. To be diagnosed for bi polar you have to have at least one episode each of mania and depression in a lifetime. If you become manic then diagnosis is bipolar I
Â· Cyclothymia â Hypomania and mild depression, is the milder bipolar with regular mood swings. Must have numerous episodes for diagnosis, and are at risk for the full-blown bipolar episodes.
Â· Rapid Cycling â Frequent episodes of mania, hypomania, or depression, having four or more episodes of other bipolar in a year for diagnosis. Shifts in the highs to lows occur in days, hours, or occurring later, sometimes just a temporary condition.
Many things can trigger episodes of bipolar stress, lack of sleep, substance abuse, seasonal changes, medication changes, or a major life event.