Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz

Bipolar Disorder (Mania) Quiz

Manic episodes frequently alternate with depressive episodes. In fact, depression occurs more often than mania in many people with bipolar disorder. Sometimes they feel very happy and “up,” and are much more active than usual. This is called mania.

Other times, people with bipolar disorder feel very sad or “down.” This is called depression. Bipolar disorder can also cause marked changes in energy and behavior.

Characteristics of depressive episodes include a number of the following symptoms: persistently depressed or irritable mood; decreased interest in previously pleasurable activities; change or problems in appetite, weight, or sleep; agitation or lack of activity; fatigue; feelings of worthlessness; trouble concentrating; thoughts of death or suicidal thoughts, plans or actions.