10 Signs of BIPOLAR Disorder: How To Tell if Someone is Bipolar!

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welcome back to polar warriors where we

are all about helping those who suffer

from severe depression and bipolar

disorder to live a better life we're

going to jump right into the top 10 list

but it's important to know that many

people experience and express their

bipolar symptoms in different ways

there's no cookie cutter textbook

definition of symptoms so it can be a

little slippery to grasp and often

results in misdiagnosis it can be hard

for those with bipolar to even explain

exactly how they feel and especially at

first often doctors will just group them

into the category of general depression

or anxiety disorders because those are

the symptoms that are most noticeable to

us as many as 20 to 30% of people

complaining about depression to their

doctor are actually in fact bipolar over

5 million people in the US alone are

bipolar so you are not alone absolutely


in a nutshell the primary indications of

bipolar disorder are extreme mood swings

between the highs or mania to the

ultimate lows of depression when we're

manic we feel like we're on top of the

world flying high as a kite and almost

have unlimited energy being manic can be

really pleasant or a really

uncomfortable experience depending on

how each person goes through it

then there's the dark side of bipolar

where the lowest of lows kick in and it

can result in paralyzing depression and

sadly is a really big cause of modernly

of people ending their lives so it needs

to be taken very seriously and then

there's also mixed states where you

could have that unlimited energy but be

depressed at the same time and this

could be a problem because many times we

feel horrible and actually have the

energy or motivation to do something

about it and that can lead to some very

self-destructive behavior so here's the

top 10 list we're going to include 10

warning signs that you might be manic

and 10 that you might be experiencing

bipolar depression and if you bounce

back and forth between these symptoms

regularly there's a good chance that you

might be bipolar

so the first sign of bipolar mania would

be feeling unusually happy or


think about everything or almost

chemically hi for a long period of time

and this can get so intense that people

around us might even think that we're on

something or taking a stimulant number

two would be not needing to sleep as

much or experiencing all-out insomnia

it's almost like there's no off switch

to your mind now the third sign of

bipolar mania could be just talking a

lot faster or more than usual sometimes

to the point to where people take notice

and say something and this is often just

the product of these racing thoughts or

racing mind now number four so this

would be not being able to sit still or

feeling extremely restless and this can

result in impulsive behavior and hasty

decision making or obsessing over things

that we normally just wouldn't number 5

is becoming easily distracted wait a

minute what was I just talking about oh

oh yeah so anyways it's almost like

temporarily having a DD or ADHD now the

sixth one is a big one here and this is

a sense of overconfidence in our

abilities like we want to build a

spaceship out of dryer lint or learn how

to play the piano in just one day really

common of people that are going through

bipolar mania number seven would be and

this is a tough one for us this is

engaging in really risky behavior like

impulsive sex or hyper sexuality at the

time going on big spending sprees

gambling with our life savings or other

destructive behavior without any regard

of the consequences it just feels right

at the time and then when we crash or

come down we might look back and go holy

crap I can't believe I did that

so now number eight would be an increase

in substance abuse which often goes

hand-in-hand with bipolar disorder

examples would be excessive drinking

when you usually only have one drink or

using drugs or pills that mimic that's

the sensation of being manic and this is

why drugs and alcohol can be a huge

problem in the bipolar community to take

that one step further or a different

side of this would be overeating or an

addiction to

unhealthy foods that can just be

increased during periods of mania number

nine would be the inability to complete

tasks which often can result in trouble

at work or daily responsibilities at

home it's almost like starting 20

projects all at once and having equal

interest in all of them at the same time

the tenth one or the final sign of

bipolar mania and another dangerous side

of mania can be experiencing over

aggression or extreme irritability those

with a predisposition for anger

management issues can often find these

feelings are really enhanced by mania it

can be a lot easier to lose your

patience over little things and

overreact to situations that just

normally wouldn't bother us very much so

that's the top ten signs for manic or

mania or that side of things now let's

get into the polar opposite of those

which is the depressive characteristics

of bipolar disorder so the first sign of

the depressive side of bipolar disorder

would be uncontrollable sadness or

strong feelings of hopelessness for

prolonged periods of time and these

feelings can get so intense that it can

be unbearable and often result in crying

over things that normally might not

bother us as much we tend to dwell on or

just be consumed by negative thoughts

and this mental noise and discomfort can

also lead to feeling pissed off at

everyone and everything you know we're

puppies and rainbows even make you mad

so that would be the first sign the

second one would be starting to

withdrawal from those around us like

friends or family or spouses if you're

going through bipolar depression you

might find yourself isolating in your

room or not having any desire to go out

when normally you would or you might be

ignoring text messages all of a sudden

or not even taking phone calls so the

third sign of bipolar depression would


losing interest in activities or things

that you usually enjoy you might have

started a new hobby recently that was

everything to you and then all of a

sudden you don't want to have anything

to do with it you might not want to go

to the gym or a weekly meeting that you

usually enjoy things like that that

might even be healthy for you

so the fourth sign of bipolar depression

would be feeling majorly fatigued or

extremely low energy this can get so bad

that it feels like a mild flu or like

you've run a marathon the previous day

or have jet lag or something it's not

fun and you might be sleeping 12 hours a

day or even more because of that number

five so this is this would be talking a

lot slower or quieter than usual and

this is the polar opposite of the fast

speech that I was mentioning earlier you

may have issues with concentration or

memory or decision-making at that time

now number six would be physical pain

when your mind is suffering so greatly

these feelings can transcend into the

body causing us to have body aches or

headaches back pain strain on your eyes

depression can literally be so painful

it physically hurts and it's really

amazing how connected the mind and body

truly are so the seventh side of

depression if you're bipolar would be a

lack of personal hygiene we're just the

act of taking a shower shaving or

brushing your teeth when you're really

depressed can be seemingly as difficult

as climbing a mountain at the time now

for number eight the eighth one would be

feeling like you're never gonna reach

your goals or like you're gonna be stuck

in this depressive hell so to speak

forever when just last week or last

month you loved your job and felt great

now millions of people deal with

depression and eventually return to

basically like a baseline state and

people that are bipolar however are

going to go through extreme opposites

like absolute euphoria excitement and

almost that chemically induced high


and excited about everything and then

going from that to this absolute

bottomless pit of desperation and

despair a lot of people deal with

depression whether it's situational or

chemical and usually come back to like I

said a baseline but with bipolar it's

the extreme polar opposites all right so

now number nine would be the inability

to experience pleasure and this can

really impact your sex life or intimacy

with a partner these periods can

sometimes last for months or you almost

feel like you're asexual number 10 the

last one and this is a sensitive topic

in the most serious one of anything I've

mentioned so far and this of course

would be thinking about or worse yet

attempting to end our lives suicide

so people with bipolar induced

depression can experience so much

suffering that they have a strong

preoccupation with death or can't stop

thinking about it I've been there many

times and I know to drop what I'm doing

and to get help if you ever feel like

your thoughts are heading in that

direction even heading in that direction

you absolutely must tell someone and I

know that can be really hard to do but

tell someone like a partner a spouse

family member or a supportive friend or

or even called the countless suicide

hotlines out there if you don't want

people around you to know that you have

these feelings these people are

professionals and they're darn good at

what they do it's not these these people

really understand and they've helped me

a lot when I just didn't want to burden

or talk to a family member or friend and

get them to worry about the feelings

that I was having

anyways so there's a lot of things to

consider and as I mentioned everyone's

different there's even different types

of bipolar like type 1 type 2 rapid

cycler is cyclothymia and more so if

you're only it's experiencing a few of

the things that are on these lists and

every once in a while you might be one

of the 350 million people in the world

with a form of depression

now if these lists sound like a user

manual for your life or someone that you

love then there's a strong

possibility that it might be bipolar

disorder now I'm not here to diagnose

anyone I'm just pointing out groups of

symptoms that many bipolar individuals

like myself experience so if you're

worried about it please talk to someone

and a doctor or medical professional

would be preferable you don't have to

live like this there are solutions out

there and the first step and often the

hardest one for people is just to

realize that you might be and the

hardest part after that is actually

doing something about it

when you feel great or manic who cares


I mean and then when you're painfully

crashing it could be hard to even get

out of bed so I've really been there and

it took me a while to actually go say

you know what I'm tired of living like

this and I need help so do yourself a

huge favor and those around you that

love you and at least explore the

possibility a little deeper if the

things I said on this list resonate with

you anyways thank you so much for

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