What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?
Hello, I have a question. I often have sudden mood swings. About 1 or 2 weeks I feel happy sometimes excessively, act like a child, and 2 weeks or more I become a sad person maybe like a depressed person, I also often cry for no apparent reason. And I also became angry for no apparent reason. What might happen to me? Do I have bipolar disorder?
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The symptoms you mention might point to bipolar disorder. There are several types of bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, bipolar type 1 disorder, bipolar type 2 disorder, bipolar disorder that are not included in other types. Each of these types has its own criteria, but in general, in bipolar disorder there are extreme changes in mood and behavior, namely feelings of excessive pleasure (mania) and excessive sadness (depression).
Some examples of symptoms of mania:
feel very happy to the point of being happy to be overactive more active and have a lot of energy feel you don't need sleep feel you have superpowers.
feeling persistently sad loses interest in almost any significant weight gain or loss activity difficult to sleep or oversleeping feels energy loss has feelings of uselessness or guilt has difficulty concentrating and makes recurring thought decisions about death and suicide Despite possible symptoms if you have it leads to bipolar disorder, we must first rule out the possibility of physical disorders before we can diagnose psychological disorders. Several types of physical disorders that can cause bipolar symptoms include:
head injury, severe infection or chronic infection, blood vessel disorders metabolic disorders (such as electrolyte disturbances, blood urea, blood ammonia, etc.) the effects of using alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, corticosteroids, etc.
In order to determine the cause of your symptoms, you should consult a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will try to rule out the physical problems that could be causing your symptoms and, if there is no specific physical disorder, the psychiatrist will match your symptoms with the criteria needed to diagnose a particular psychiatric disorder.
Here's an article you can read about bipolar disorder
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