What does Mania feel like?
In the manic phase of bipolar disorder, it’s common to experience feelings of heightened energy, creativity, and euphoria.
If you’re experiencing a manic episode, you may talk a mile a minute, sleep very little, and be hyperactive.
You may also feel like you’re all-powerful, invincible, or destined for greatness.
How do you know if you have a manic episode?
Specific Symptoms of a Manic Episode
- Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity.
- Decreased need for sleep (e.g., one feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep)
- More talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking.
- Flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing.
Can you experience mania without being bipolar?
Bipolar 2 is sometimes misdiagnosed as depression, as depressive symptoms may be the major symptom at the time the person seeks medical attention. When there are no manic episodes to suggest bipolar disorder, the depressive symptoms become the focus.
Are bipolar people manipulative?
“People with bipolar disorder can’t be sexually faithful.” “People with bipolar disorder are violent or dangerous.” “People with bipolar disorder are manipulative.” “People with bipolar disorder can’t control their anger.”