10 Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

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  • 1. Stephen Soreff, M. (2020, May 03). Bipolar Disorder. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/286342-overview
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2. Sleep Disturbances

Sleep patterns may vary from person to person. A child is expected to sleep more than an adult, and this is perfectly normal. Nevertheless, sleep is vital for us to function properly. Sleep deprivation is known to cause a dramatic decrease in our cognitive skills and eventually, it can lead to very serious health complications.

People going through a manic episode will tend to sleep less than usual. On the other hand, people struggling with depression might find themselves either sleeping more than usual or having insomnia. These symptoms must be present for more than two weeks in order for them to be associated with a bipolar disorder diagnosis and other conditions such as substance abuse must be ruled out first.

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