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An increasing number of individuals are being diagnosed with some form of bipolar 1 or 2 disorder, today. For people who deal with bipolar disorder, emotions can be far more intense than they might otherwise be, or else you might even feel a complete lack of emotion, at all, in instances when you would usually feel resonance.

In order to fully cope with bipolar disorder, it’s important to develop skills that enable you to recognize whether what you are feeling is a result of the disorder, versus something that is environmentally driven.

Bipolar works in extremes

Bipolar, by the very nature of what it is, operates in extremes. This isn’t to say that a person with bipolar disorder will always feel things in such extremes, or that jumps from happiness to sadness are going to be the norm.

However, a person with bipolar must be aware of when an emotional reaction is being born from extremity. Oftentimes, this comes out in a heightened state of frenetic energy called mania.

Look for the signs

If you are wondering whether the emotions that you are feeling are derived from bipolar disorder, then you need to look for the potential extremes that cause this. Here are some of the signs to be aware of that can help you determine if what you are feeling is a byproduct of bipolar disorder…

  • Speaking rapidly without much thought
  • Thoughts bouncing from a range of different subjects
  • Insomnia
  • Sudden bursts of endless energy
  • Poor decision-making ability
  • Cravings for socially taboo-behavior
  • Needless aggression
  • Being overjoyed for little reason (even positive emotions can be problematic)