Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder

How can someone tell that they are experiencing early signs of Bipolar disorder?

I have been asked a on a number of occasions how can someone tell if they’re experiencing early signs of bipolar disorder. Although, I am for the idea of early detection it would be in your best interest to seek the help of a licensed mental health professional before you or anyone seek self-diagnosis. However, it is very important to equip yourself with the basic knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. The website information should be used for information purposes only. Any symptoms that you have been experiencing should be consulted with mental health professional.

With that being said I have put together a short list of early signs of Bipolar disorder.

With Bipolar you can become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable. These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly.

Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder:

  • Abnormally upbeat, jumpy or wired.
  • Increased activity, energy or agitation.
  • Exaggerated sense of well-being and self-confidence (euphoria)
  • Decreased need for sleep.
  • Unusual talkativeness.
  • Racing thoughts.
  • Distractibility.

If you or anyone you know are experiencing these symptoms should seek the help of a licensed Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist with regards to diagnosis, treatment and medication.

Any questions, queries or concerns with regards to mental illness, please feel free to leave a comment or send me and email.

Published by Amy

Psychology Graduate and Mental Health Coach, I offer support services for adults living with mental health issues. Understanding your struggles is the first step towards healing.

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