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Symptoms such as below make it diffucukt for the average person
Increased energy, activity, and restlessness
Excessively "high," overly good, euphoric mood
Racing thoughts and talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another
Distractibility, can't concentrate well
Little sleep needed
Unrealistic beliefs in one's abilities and powers
A lasting period of behavior that is different from usual
Increased sexual drive
Abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine, alcohol, and sleeping medications
Provocative, intrusive, or aggressive behavior
Denial that anything is wrong
With these symtoms it makes difficult for the average BP person to function. From my experience I get mixed-states and when I am in that states I am very disoriented and barely do much. I have rage issues which comes out before I have a macic state. I get the racing thought, and spending free with the money I barely have. I sleep less than 3 hours or less. Sometimes I go with no sleep for days (which I do recoment at anyone) I get in that state, and it's all about me. The world arounf me may fall apart, yet still it is all about me.
I hope these are helpful. Sorry for the long post.
~~~ Olivia ~~~
"Don't let your yesterday, ruin your today"
"The moon if always full, think about it."
Dx: Bipolar I (mixed-episodes), PTSD, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
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