How to recognize mild bipolar disorder in myself

I’m not sure if I’m showing signs of bipolar disorder, but lately I’ve been noticing a change in my mood and energy levels. I could be feeling elated one moment and then down the next. It’s like a roller coaster, always leaving me feeling exhausted at the end of the day.

My shifts in mood seem to follow certain patterns. When I’m on a manic high, I find myself talking faster, jumping from topic to topic, having difficulty concentrating and even making reckless decisions that I normally would never make. On the other hand, when my mood dips into depression, it feels like all my creative ideas have dried up, nothing seems funny anymore, I can’t focus on anything and want to retreat from people and activities that normally bring me pleasure.

If this sounds familiar to you or if these changes in your moods feel out of control then it may be time to investigate further with your doctor. If your doctor suspects mild bipolar disorder they may suggest medications or counseling to help manage your symptoms. By recognizing these changes early on you can take action to get yourself back on track and ensure you’re leading a healthy life.

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Hi there,

I can relate to what you’re going through right now. I’m 51-years-old and I’ve been dealing with bipolar symptoms for many years. When I first noticed changes in my moods, it was a bit overwhelming but eventually I learned how to manage the highs and lows with some simple changes such as exercising more, eating healthier, and participating in calming activities as soon as I start noticing any shifts in my energy levels or moods.

It’s important to recognize that these changes are part of the bigger picture and that managing them is key in looking after yourself. Reach out for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed by your symptoms or think something might be wrong. Speak to your doctor about it and find out what interventions are available so that you can get on top of this and take control of your life once again.

Best of luck!