I can't control it'." They will also sometimes jump around to different topics."What's kind of a red flag is when it is atypical for the person to talk like this," doing it only when they are in manic cycle but not at other times, she says.
Two of the most common types of behavior that can result from this are spending sprees and unusual sexual behavior.
"I have had a number of patients who have had affairs who never would have done that if they weren't in a manic episode ...
during this episode they exhibited behavior that is not consistent with what they would do normally," he said.
D., the director of the Center for Behavioral Health and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
A person who is in a bipolar depressive state is going to look just like someone who has regular depression.
"They have the same problems with energy, appetite, sleep and focus as others who have 'plain old depression'," Dr. Unfortunately, typical antidepressants alone don't work well in patients who are bipolar.
They can even make people cycle more frequently, worsening their condition, or send someone into a break-with-reality episode."We are all irritable or moody sometimes," Dr. "But in people with bipolar disorder it often becomes so severe that it interferes with their relationships--especially if the person is saying, 'I don't know why I'm so irritable...
"Chalking it up to moodiness or trouble at work or tiredness is pretty common," says Carrie Bearden, Ph D, associate professor in residence of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and psychology, at the David Geffen School of Medical at UCLA.
"The disorder varies in severity.""Hypomania can be a pretty enjoyable state, really," Dr. A person's mood can be elevated, they may have a lot of energy and creativity, and they may experience euphoria.