Those suffering from bipolar disorder can whipsaw between depression and mania. While in a depressive state, a bipolar person could feel constantly fatigued, restless, they may have digestive issues, and even sleep too little or too much. Additionally, they may be constantly pessimistic, sad, anxious, all while feeling hopeless, even guilty, or suicidal.
While in a state of mania, a bipolar person may feel good about their increased energy and boosted self-confidence, but they may also be impulsive, leading to poor decisions, extreme agitation, and thoughts that won’t stop racing. Even if the mania feels “good,” this instability can be a real challenge for your family, friends, colleagues, and so forth. If you exhibit many of these symptoms, it’s worth it to reach out for help.