10 Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

During the travels through our unpredictable life, we experience a myriad of emotions and we feel like indulging ourselves in completely spontaneous activities that won’t align with our overall personality. However, as a reasonable and logical person, we understand there is a difference between thinking of jumping off a precipice and actually jumping embrace the impact. We take calculated actions that would contribute to strengthening the balance of our usual lives and we will make sure to emit a perception of firm thinking and decision making.

However, individuals suffering from bipolar disorder are not able to be as objective and calculated as normal people, patients with bipolar disorder would feel extreme fluctuations in emotions and moods and the highly volatile mental thinking would cause active hindrance in clear decision making and progressive judgments.

We have prepared a list of the ten most common symptoms of bipolar disorder to help the ill-fated patients and their close loved ones.


Symptom 1: Feeling of doom and depression

We all go through our fair share of tough times, and all of us experience sadness and despair. However, patients suffering from bipolar disorder are majorly stung by an everlasting impending sense of doom and they suffer from severe medical depression. They feel lonely and sad without being able to point to a single reason for their broken self and this unexplained sadness is followed by a discomforted mental state. Even though depression is a non-specific symptom of bipolar disorder, but depression is quite common during the bipolar condition and the immediate relief drivers like anti-depressants can actually make the situation much worse for the patient in the long run.

Symptom 2: Extreme mood swings

Normal people tend to live a balanced life backed by calculated emotions and feelings, we make sure to not act eccentrically and usually understand the gravity of reality in an objective manner. However, an individual suffering from bipolar disorder experience the extremes of the emotion spectrum, the affected individual lack clear thinking and objective mental state. They tend to get extremely happy during the situation which leads to reckless decision making and they also feel immense sadness and anger which results in self-harm indulgence and suicidal tendencies.

Symptom 3: Abnormally important self-esteem

While a normal person would be balanced and objective in weighing his own importance and self-interest against a subject with higher consequences, but a bipolar individual would always uphold their self-esteem and interest over everyone else, they suffer from the tendency of feeling the most important person on the planet and they expect people to fall in line with their crooked behavior. They get extremely distasteful when someone does not work in accordance with their whims and fancies and they won’t flinch one bit in harming other people, no matter how close, to fulfill their own agenda and self-interest.

Symptom 4: Talking quickly

Even though a lot of people have the common characteristic of being chattier or big talkers, and it’s not even that harmful. However, bi-polar people tend to talk a lot and they talk with a high frequency and they love indulging in self-boasting monologues about their achievements or endeavors. They won’t feel any shame in hijacking someone else’s story or getting anecdotal while holding up an important topic, or discussion. They expect people to adhere to their fast-talking nature and they show active abhorrence towards people who interrupt them.

Symptom 5: Reckless thinking

While a normal person tends to stay on track while talking about one subject or idea, a bi-polar individual would commonly present signs of reckless thinking by drifting away from the topic and they start talking about something completely unrelatable that purely violates the rules of context. Debate or discussion with a bipolar individual can be a hardball as they can start talking about anything without making any sense.

Symptom 6: Substance abuse

Even though a lot of us cheer ourselves with an occasional drink or two, however, a patient suffering from bipolar disorder seeks refuge in the fantastical world of drugs and alcohol. They are prone to getting habitual with dreadful activities that can pose serious life-threatening consequences/. During the time of mild discomfort and irritation, they drift towards substances that ultimately intoxicate them and squeeze them away from reality. Usage of drugs as a defense mechanism against the reality of life is an active symptom of bipolar disorder.

Symptom 7: Suicidal Tendencies

Everyone faces their own share of struggles, tragedy, and loss are embedded in the nature of life and no individual can run away from the grisly reality of their circumstances. Even though a normal person is able to move over the occasional loss with some objective thinking and motivational outlook, a bi-polar patient on the other side experiences a great deal of dread and despair in trying to grip the outcome of their reality. They are not able to overcome the loss and start having suicidal thoughts and feelings of self-harm.

Symptom 8: Reckless spending

A normal person would but the things that he really needs and even pleasure buying are mostly calculated with the projections of its impact on their bank account. However, people suffering from bipolar disorder are lavish spenders and they can even take loans to fulfill their quota of pleasure buying. Their reckless spending gets them in great trouble and debt drifts them to the feeling of doom and depression.

Symptom 9: Risky judgments

A bi-polar individual would feel no doubt in indulging in a risky judgment and they are not scared to gamble away everything that they own on foolish bets. They think gloriously of their ability to take risks and they often indulge in extremely risky activities that can be fatal and can even lead to death. Not just themselves they also cultivate dangerous for the people who are around them.

Symptom 10: Feeling guilty

Even though the patient suffering from bipolar disorder would continuously indulge in erratic behavior and risky decision making, they would also feel an extreme sense of guilt that only brings them closer to other toxic symptoms of the conditions like depression or suicidal tendencies. Rather than trying to correct their mistake, they dive deep into the guilt of the mistake and end up inflicting self-harm.

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