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Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Hypomania/Mania

  • increased energy, irritability, over activity and grandiose ideas
  • impaired sleep patterns or need for less sleep
  • erratic, impulsive behaviour, rapid speech, racing thoughts, high sex drive and poor decision making
  • psychotic symptoms may accompany severe mania and/or depressive episodes
  • other mental health disorders such as anxiety and substance use disorders commonly co-exist in women with bipolar disorder

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

  • low and sad mood, decreased energy,
  • change in  of appetite, sleep disturbance
  • lack of motivation and interest
  • poor concentration/ memory disturbance
  • sense of hopelessness and negative thoughts
  • suicidal ideation or plan