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What are the symptoms of bipolar NOS?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

The symptoms of bipolar NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) cover all of the bases. You could experience rapid mood swings such as mania, hypomania, and depression. You may feel as though your mind is racing faster than Usain Bolt and you may speak a mile a minute. You may also have trouble sleeping since you are so “wired.” You may also try to do a lot of things at once, including things you typically wouldn’t or shouldn’t do (like spending a lot of money, talking to random people on the street, quitting your job, or engaging in risky sexual activity). There’s a chance you might also start believing you are Elvis or Beyonce. However, these symptoms tend to last less than a week at a time.

Talk to your doctor about any symptoms you are having that represent a change in mood or behavior.

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