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Bipolar disorder, also called ‘manic depression’, is a mood disorder defined by periods of intense, heightened emotion called mood episodes.

The three types of mood episodes are manic, hypomanic (less severe manic episodes), and depressive. With that said, here are 10 signs of bipolar disorder. Also, this video is meant to raise awareness on the topic of bipolar disorder. Do not self diagnose using this video.

If you or someone you know is dealing with bipolar disorder or they’re showing symptoms, please seek professional help by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you’re in the US. Or visit this website: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

It’s never too late to seek help.

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Writer: Carley Swanson-Garro
Script editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Storyboarder: Yi Lin
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Alethea Van Holland
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOWAFbnRIhaH66KV3TGDGw?view_as=subscriber)
YouTube manager: Cindy Cheong

References
American Psychiatric Association (2017). What are bipolar disorders? Retrieved 18 April 2020 from www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/bipolar-disorders/what-are-bipolar-disorders.

American Psychological Association (2020). Grandiose. In APA Dictionary of Psychology. Retrieved 18 April from dictionary.apa.org/grandiosity.

Chandler, R.A., Wakeley, J., Goodwin, G.M. & Rogers, R.D. (November 2009). Altered risk-aversion and risk-seeking behavior in bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 66 (9), 840-846. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.05.011.

Grande, I., Berk, M., Birmaher, B., & Vieta, E. (2016). Bipolar disorder. The Lancet, 387(10027), 1561-1572. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00241-X.

National Institute of Mental Health (2020). Bipolar disorder. Retrieved 18 April 2020 from www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml.

Wein, H. (ed.) (May 2010). Major ups and downs: Bipolar disorder brings extreme mood swings. NIH News in Health. Retrieved 18 April 2020 from https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2010/05/major-ups-downs.

World Health Organization (November 2019). Mental disorders. Retrieved 18 April 2020 from www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-disorders.
Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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