Depression

Could you be bipolar?

Are you experiencing a manic episode? In the past week, have you:

Felt particularly happy


Felt more irritable than usual


Needed less sleep than usual


Wanted to talk and talk


Been moving very quickly from one topic to the next, making it difficult for others to keep up with you


Felt as if you have a million ideas


Been easily distracted


Been spending more money than usual, and/or driving recklessly, and/or felt hypersexual


Been more active than usual


Felt very important and "special" in some way


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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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