What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar I Disorder ?
People with Bipolar I Disorder may have different types of symptoms with intense emotional states that often occur in episodes.
3 of any of them and you should seek help.
Symptoms of a manic episode include:
A noticeable period of abnormally elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary)
Three (or more) of the following (four if the mood is only irritable):
Reduced need for sleep
More talkative than usual
Increase in goal-directed activity
Extreme involvement in pleasurable, high-risk activities, such as unrestrained spending sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish investments..