Bipolar Disorder Symptoms; 7 Manic Symptoms & 7 Depressive Symptoms

5. Being more active than usual

These patients have excess energy they are unable to drain. They are more active than the average person, burn more energy and usually eats more food. This is a primary criterion to diagnose a maniac disorder, which is described as a period or persistently increased activity or energy by the DSM-5.

Increased levels of activity should be differentiated with other psychiatric syndromes featuring hyperactivity, and the key feature to contrast one against the other is the existence of depressive episodes alternating with manic episodes over and over again. Talk to your doctor if you have a doubt or believe you or your loved one may suffer from bipolar disorder.