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DisorderYour Score
Major Depression:Slight
Bipolar Disorder:High-Moderate
Seasonal Affective Disorder:Slight
Postpartum Depression:N/A

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Bipolar Disorder

Also known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder results in dramatic mood swings in the sufferer. This psychological disorder is characterized by perpetual shifts between manic and depressive phases. During the manic phase, one may feel unnaturally confident, energetic, and out of control. The depressive phase shares many symptoms with major depression.

In a given year approximately one percent of the population will experience bipolar disorder, according to NIMH. The disorder often begins in adolescence or young adulthood. Bipolar is the only depressive disorder that is not heavily skewed toward women.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Manic Phase

Little sleep, plenty of energy
Exaggerated optimism, excessive self-confidence, euphoric mood
Engaging in wreckless, inappropriate behavior
Promiscuity, sexual aggression
Distractible, unable to concentrate, too many ideas
Abuse of alcohol or drugs
Increased irritability
Manic phase lasts at least one week

Depressive Phase

Deep despair, suicidal thoughts or actions
Anger or fear due to uncontrollable mood swings
Feelings of guilt, low self-esteem
Difficulty falling asleep, restless sleeping, over-sleeping
Diminished sex drive
Loss of interest in formerly-enjoyed activities
Eating disorders, unexpected weight gain or loss
Physical pains not associated with a known illness

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