Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that affects many people every day. According to medical professionals, people who suffer from this mood disorder experience episodes of mania, often followed by episodes of depression and vice versa.
The most common symptom associated with bipolar disorder is sudden mood swings. Individuals who are bipolar will experience heightened euphoria and happiness followed by drastic depression and guilt. While mood swings are the most common symptom, they are not the only symptom. There are several other symptoms associated with this condition and many of them contradict each other. Essentially, there are two types of symptoms: manic symptoms and depressive symptoms. Each set of symptoms produce very different types of behavior and are often experienced back to back in a short period of time.
Below you will find a list of bipolar symptoms from various medical sources as well as the type (manic or depressive or both) associated with each:
1. Mood Swings
Type: Manic and Depressive
Mood swings are the most common symptom of bipolar disorder and are a combination of the manic and depressive symptoms. A mood swing is characterized by high levels of positivity followed by high levels of negativity and depression or vice versa.
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