Bipolar I Having this type of bipolar disorder means you have experienced at least one manic episode. The mania needed to have lasted for at least a week, or to be severe enough that hospitalisation was necessary. For about 50-60% of people with this type of the disorder, they will […]
The list below is of common early warning signs that may help you recall the changes you experience when a manic/hypomanic episode is about to occur. If you find it difficult to identify your early warning signs, you might discuss this with a trusted friend, family member, therapist or […]
The major difference between hypomania and mania are that hypomania is briefer and less intense than mania. Hypomania is not associated with psychosis (loss of touch with reality or hallucinations) or hospitalization. Full blown mania is more severe and at times, requires hospitalization.
The changes that occur when your mood is elevated (and when becoming elevated) happen in three related areas – in your thoughts, your feelings and your actions. When your mood is elevated, your activity in these three areas can be very uncharacteristic of how you are when you […]