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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