Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is commonly known as manic depressive disorder. This condition can cause one to experience dramatic shifts in mood and energy levels. People can experience periods of “highs” and “lows”. These swings of mood are often referred to as episodes of mania and depression. Learn More >

Symptoms:

Manic Episode:

  • Feelings of extreme happiness, enthusiasm beyond one’s actual situation
  • Extreme irritability, rage, aggression
  • Grandiosity, a sense of special connectedness with God or public figures
  • Unrealistic beliefs in one’s abilities
  • Sleeplessness, restlessness
  • Excessive or risky behavior, spending sprees
  • Racing thoughts and / or speech

Depressive Episode:

  • Intense sadness, sense of emptiness
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Change in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Bodily pain or physical discomfort that is not associated with any apparent illness or injury