With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. William Wordsworth
Someone who has a Bipolar Disorder experiences marked swings in moods – from mania (severe highs) to depression (severe lows), in never-ending cycles. Sometimes these mood shifts are gradual, sometimes dramatic and rapid.
When in a depressed state, you can have all the symptoms of depression. In a manic state, you may be hyperactive, talkative, elated and extremely energetic. You may have grandiose unrealistic ideas, exercise poor judgment, and engage in dangerous or embarrassing behavior. If left untreated, mania may worsen to a psychotic state where one is out of touch with reality.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact me for an evaluation.