How can you tell if someone is bipolar?

How can you tell if someone is bipolar?

7 signs of mania

  1. feeling overly happy or “high” for long periods of time.
  2. having a decreased need for sleep.
  3. talking very fast, often with racing thoughts.
  4. feeling extremely restless or impulsive.
  5. becoming easily distracted.
  6. having overconfidence in your abilities.

What is a bipolar person like?

People with bipolar experience both episodes of severe depression, and episodes of mania – overwhelming joy, excitement or happiness, huge energy, a reduced need for sleep, and reduced inhibitions. The experience of bipolar is uniquely personal. No two people have exactly the same experience.

How is bipolar diagnosed Canada?

To be diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, you must have had: A manic episode lasting at least a week (or less, if you had to be hospitalized). During that time, three or more symptoms of mania, such as needing less sleep or feeling as if your thoughts are racing.

Are there any warning signs of bipolar disorder?

Once diagnosed, bipolar disorder is often treatable with medications and psychotherapy. But warning signs of bipolar disorder are often confused with major depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ), drug-induced highs or just plain moodiness.

Where can I get help for bipolar disorder in Quebec?

Resources are available for help and to obtain more information about bipolar disorder: Revivre – Quebec Anxiety, Depressive and Bipolar Disorder Support Association Tel-Jeunes (Helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20): 1 800 263-2266 Suicide-prevention helpline: 1 866 APPELLE or 1 866 277-3553

When is indecisive a sign of bipolar depression?

Being indecisive is a sign that a depressive bipolar episode is around the corner. If you can recognize it, you may be able to stop the attack from progressing into full-blown depression. If they’re already there, indecisiveness will be one of many symptoms.

How are the symptoms of bipolar disorder treated?

While most people will experience some emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any. Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, you can manage your mood swings and other symptoms by following a treatment plan. In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy).