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Symptoms of Depression and Mania/Hypomania

Symptoms of Depression
  • Sleeping too much (hypersomnia) or not sleeping enough (insomnia)
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Low energy, chronic fatigue and lethargy
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Less talkative than usual
  • Decreased effectiveness or productivity at work, home or school
  • Persistent feelings of inadequacy
  • Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness
  • Pessimistic attitude about the future and/or brooding about the past
  • Tearfulness or crying often
  • Thoughts of death or actual suicide attempts
  • Jumpiness of irritability
  • Poor attention, concentration, focus, or ability to think clearly or remember information
  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of interest in sex or diminished sex drive
  • Not participating in activities that were previously pleasurable
  • Physical ailments/complaints that do not appear to have a physical cause or do not respond to traditional medical treatment (e.g. aches, pains, headaches)
Symptoms of Mania/Hypomania
  • Decreased need for sleep, or getting very little sleep and not missing it
  • More energy than usual
  • Physical restlessness
  • More talkative than usual
  • Increased productivity , often associated with unusual and self-imposed working hours
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Over optimism about the future or exaggeration of past experiences
  • Inappropriate laughing, joking or punning
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Sharpened and unusually creative thinking
  • Sudden irritability, rage or paranoia when grandiose plans are thwarted or excessive social overtones are refused
  • Uninhibited people seeking (extreme gregariousness)
  • Hypersexuality without recognition or possibility of painful or negative consequences
  • Excessive involvement in pleasurable activities with lack of concern about the potential for negative or painful consequences (i.e. spending sprees, gambling, reckless driving)


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