Symptoms of teen bipolar disorder
I found a good, reliable website, but only copied the symptoms, due to the fact that it would be crazy long otherwise.
If you want more information, go to http://www.focusas.com/BipolarDisorder.html
"Manic symptoms include:
Severe changes in mood — either extremely irritable or overly silly and elated
Overly-inflated self esteem — grandiosity; beleiving they are all powerful; beleif that they possess special or
Decreased need for sleep — ability to go with very little or no sleep for days without tiring
Increased talking — talks too much, too fast; changes topics too quickly; cannot be interrupted
Distractibility — attention moves constantly from one thing to the next
Hypersexuality — increased sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors; use of explicit sexual language
Increased goal-directed activity or physical agitation
Disregard of risk — excessive involvement in risky behaviors or activities
Depressive symptoms include:
Persistent sad or irritable mood
Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
Significant change in appetite or body weight
Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
Physical agitation or slowing
Loss of energy
Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide"
One in seven people suffer from some sort of mental depressive disorder. Just in the United States, more then seventeen
million adults have bipolar disorder. If some factored in kids and teens then the number would be staggering.
Eventhough bipolar disorder is a serius illness, it's still moderately common, and doesn't prevent anyone from going on
with their lives.
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