Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder is a mental illness whose diagnosis can be difficult to predict.
Symptoms that occur in a bipolar person can seriously affect their love, social and work relationships, making harmonious integration with others and with themselves in society difficult.
To identify a bipolar person, the duration, severity, frequency and causes of the symptoms presented should be considered. It is important to know the signs that may indicate that a person is bipolar to seek help from a professional as soon as possible.
Below are 10 signs to identify a bipolar person:
1. Radical change of moods
Bipolar disorder is characterized by the presence of interspersed episodes of mania and depression called “mood episodes.” These mood swings are exaggerated, appearing and disappearing without apparent direct causes. In addition, the state may last a week or more and symptoms occur every day for most of the day.
Depression is one of the characteristic phases of bipolar disorder. When the affected person is in a depressive episode, he usually feels a very intense sadness, tiredness, suicidal thoughts, a deep sense of emptiness and a total break with reality.
The depression of a bipolar person is not resolved with the antidepressants of normal depressions, since these can even intensify and accelerate the bipolar cycles, so a professional diagnosis is recommended.
Euphoria occurs in the manic phase of bipolar patients. In this phase, the person feels full of energy, creative and exuberant, without losing notion or contact with reality.
4. Exaggerated Irritability
Bipolar irritability is common when they have mixed episodes of mania and depression at the same time. When they are in this state, the bipolar person is irritated by everything without knowing the reason and they are not able to control themselves.
5. Nerves and anxiety
Bipolar people seem to be always anxious or nervous about something. This symptom is shown in the way you speak quickly, continuously and without interruptions. They usually spin several ideas at once without an apparent order.
6. Abundance of unfinished projects
Bipolars are characterized by being full of ideas and projects that begin but never end.
In the manic phase of bipolar disorder, affected people have reckless and risky attitudes both in the sexual, labor or social field. They are considered brave people but do not measure the consequences of their actions.
Impulsivity is a symptom of the lack of control over their own behaviors. A bipolar person will react without thinking, having attitudes that may seem eccentric and even fun.
A bipolar person suffers from hypersensitivity even if he does not show it. She is very prone to be offended by the criticisms or attitudes of others towards her, distorting or exaggerating the reasons.
10. Recurrence of symptoms
All the symptoms of a bipolar disorder are cyclic and permanent. Many of the symptoms can be considered as a normal consequence of some moment in the life of a person, so the identification of bipolarity is only possible through someone who is part of the personal circle of the affected.