Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Bipolar Disorder is mood swing that affects about more than 2.5% of the adult population in the United States. The condition is often characterized by change or ‘swing’ in mood from mania to depression. The manic mood or episode is a feeling of euphoria or elation while the depression mood is a feeling of withdrawal or sadness.

The mood swing can last for days, weeks or even months depending on the severity and how treatment is carried out. In either of manic or depressive episodes, the signs or symptoms displayed by the victim may be sources of concern to the person or those around him or her.

Bipolar Disorder affects adults more than children and the average age of those affected is around 25 years. The types of Bipolar Disorder that affects most adults have been classified as:

  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Cyclothymic Disorder

Each of these classifications has symptoms with different degrees of severity. For instance, Bipolar I Disorder has severe symptoms in the manic episode and these could be highly dangerous. In Bipolar II Disorder, the manic episode is often mild and this is often referred to as hypomania. In Cyclothymic disorder, the manic and depressive episodes are less severe than those of Bipolar I and Bipolar II.

Here are specific Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Symptoms of manic episodes to watch out for in Adults

  • Feeling of extreme high or elation
  • Feeling of extreme irritability
  • Impaired judgments and impulsiveness
  • Feeling of extreme energy
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Irrational and uncontrolled behaviors
  • Increase drive to things
  • Lack of concentration
  • Increased agitation
  • Increased sexual drive
  • Spending sprees and financial recklessness

If you’re suffering from these conditions, you might have a hard time finding or maintaining your job. If other people or your boss knows  about it, they might get judgemental and think that you’re no longer fit for the job. To avoid such problems, try learning how to fake a doctor’s note and every time that you are suffering from such disorder, use a note that explains why you missed work that day. Go to tourdawoods.org to learn how to make you own fake doctor’s note.