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Identifying bipolar disorder before clinical signs

In the United States, about 3.9 percent of the adult population has a lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.Individuals with bipolar disorder, also called manic depressive disorder, have periods of unusually high mood (mania) and low mood (depression).Symptoms of mania include an overly-happy mood or an irritable mood, restlessness, talking very fast, and participating in high-risk behaviors. Individuals who are manic may be easily distracted, sleep little, and have unrealistic beliefs about their abilities.Symptoms of depression include a loss of interest in activities, low mood, trouble concentrating, and feeling tired. Individuals who are depressed may have thoughts of suicide or attempt suicide.There are several types of bipolar disorder.The first is bipolar I disorder, in which the individual has manic or mixed (manic and depressive symptoms occurring together) symptoms that occur for seven or more days, or has severe enough ...

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