Bipolar is a condition that radically affects your mood, taking you from states extreme of happiness to the depths of depression. It affects 1% of the population with symptoms usually appearing between the ages of 15 and 19.
Episodes can last for days or even weeks but it isn’t necessarily permanent.
- Extreme mood swings
- Manic episodes such as talking a lot, racing thoughts, over confidence, increased activity
- Difficulty with concentration
- Low mood
- Decreased energy
- Disturbed sleep
- Reduced appetite
- Thoughts of self-harm