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What is a bipolar manic mood change?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Bipolar manic mood changes are intense feelings that can last all day for two or three weeks or even longer. They not only change your mood but also your behavior. You can feel like you are on Cloud 9, but at the same time you can also be agitated or irritable. You may even talk a mile a minute or 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, or engaging in risky sexual activity). Your “wired” feeling may make it hard for you to rest and sleep.

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