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Bipolar Questionnaire

Know the Signs of bipolar disorder.

Below are a list of symptoms that are sometimes associated with bipolar mania and bipolar depression. If you are experiencing symptoms listed below, Contact Us to see if you are eligible for a Research Study for bipolar disorder.

The signs and symptoms of bipolar mania are:

  • Inappropriate sense of euphoria (excitement)
  • Reckless behavior
  • Little sleep needed
  • Excessive energy
  • Racing thoughts; talking too much
  • Out of control spending
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Abnormally increased activity, including sexual activity
  • Poor judgment
  • Aggressive behavior

The signs and symptoms of bipolar depression are:

  • Lasting sad, anxious, or empty mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, including sex
  • Decreased energy, a feeling of fatigue or of being "slowed down"
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Sleeping too much, or can't sleep
  • Change in appetite and/or unintended weight loss or gain
  • Chronic pain or other persistent bodily symptoms that are not caused by physical illness or injury
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

Some helpful links are listed below:

http://www.isitreallydepression.com/mini_c/isitreallydepression/depvsbpolar.asp

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolar.cfm#bp1

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