Topics: Dating someone who is bipolar?
If someone you know has or may have bipolar disorder, it s a good idea to know the signs and symptoms of the condition. In fact, everyone should be aware of some of the signs of mania and hypomania in case they see a friend, family member, or even a co-worker experiencing these symptoms.
Recognizing the symptoms of mania is not simply academic. Symptoms of mania or even hypomania can be a medical emergency, just as can symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, or even bleeding.
It s not necessarily important to know all of the signs and symptoms, or the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder, though we will provide links where you can learn more. Instead, we will take a look at some of the more common and obvious signs you may witness if you should have a friend or family member develop mania. Then, depending on the severity of the symptoms, you may suggest to your loved one that they call their doctor, or call yourself for emergency medical assistance.