What Does it Feel Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

If you’ve never met someone with bipolar disorder, it can be hard to understand what they are going through. Mental disorders are complex and difficult to comprehend. We want to help you better understand the experience of having a mental illness. So this blog post will cover some basic facts about bipolar disorder. We’ll also cover what it could feel like to have bipolar disorder.

What does it feel like to have bipolar disorder?

It can be difficult to understand what is happening with your moods, you may feel like you are having a lot of different emotions at once, or that one emotion is more intense than it should be. Also, your thoughts may change quickly and without warning. Further, you might have trouble concentrating on things and remembering information from the past. Here are some more feelings you might experience:

  1. It feels like you’re in a dream
  2. You may feel really high, or really low and sad
  3. You might experience mood swings from happy to angry, or from normal to irritable
  4. Your thoughts can be scattered and unclear
  5. You might have trouble focusing on tasks

How does bipolar disorder affect people’s lives?

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes people to have periods of very intense emotional states. People with bipolar disorder experience manic episodes, which are characterized by an abnormally and persistently elevated or irritable mood, and often include excessive happiness, high energy levels, extreme self-confidence, decreased need for sleep (hypersomnia), talkativeness (pressured speech), racing thoughts, or ideas going too quickly from one thing to the next (flight of ideas) and other symptoms such as reckless behavior that can result in problems while at work or school.

What are some ways in which bipolar people act?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes moods to swing from manic highs to depressive lows. People with bipolar disorder have periods of depression, but they also experience episodes of mania where they may be overly happy or irritable, and restless. The symptoms can vary in severity from person to person, and the frequency of episodes can change over time as well. A person with bipolar will act according to their cycles of depression and mania. They might experience periods of feeling overly elated, energetic, or irritable when they are down in the dumps or even suicidal.

Can moods shift weekly with bipolar disorder?

In short, yes they can. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes mood swings, so moods can change from day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. Moods can shift weekly with bipolar disorder. It is not uncommon for people to experience mood swings on the same day, but it’s more common for these changes to happen over a period of days or weeks. The severity of mood shifts will depend on how severe your illness is and what medication you are taking. If you’re experiencing rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, then this means that you’ll have four or more episodes of depression within one year, often with periods of mania in between.

For more information, check out our article on how to know if you’re bipolar, and have a look at the video below.