Bipolar Disorder (BPI) was previously known and Manic-Depressive Disorder.  The symptoms associated with BPI are different than typical ups and down most of us experience and can interfere with family, work and social function.

People may report manic or hypo-manic symptoms.  A manic episode typically includes manic symptoms are typically more severe than hypomania.

Manic Episode:

  • Distinct period of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, energy or activities that last at least 1 week (or less id hospitalization is required.) For a Hypo-manic Episode, the symptoms must last 4 days and may be les severe
  • During the mood or energy disturbance, additional symptoms are required and must be a change for the individual’s typical behavior
    • Grandiosity
    • Reduced need for sleep and not feeling tired
    • Pressure to talk
    • Racing thoughts
    • Easily distracted
    • Agitation or pressure to complete tasks
    • Risk taking in activities that have a high likelihood of negative outcomes, sexual indiscretions and buying sprees

Major Depressive Episode:

  • Five or more symptoms that are different from the individuals normal functioning and present during the same 2 week period including either depressed mood or reduced interest and pleasure in previously pleasurable activities.
    • Depressed mood most days and nearly everyday
    • Reduced interest and pleasure in most activities
    • Change in sleep habits
    • Feeling agitated or slow-moving
    • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
    • Poor concentration and difficulty making decisions
    • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal thoughts with or without a plan

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