By Sakshi N. TB2
Symptoms of Mania:
Decreased need for sleep
Elevated mood and exaggerated optimism
Increased physical and mental activity
Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior and impatience
Reckless behavior – excessive spending or rash decisions.
Inflated sense of self-importance
Symptoms of depression:
Loss of interest in activities
Prolonged sad or irritable mood
Loss of energy
Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
Sleeping too much or inability to sleep
Drop in grades and inability to concentrate
Inability to experience pleasure
Appetite loss or overeating
Anger, worrying and anxietyThoughts of death or suicide
How does it affect someone?
Kids and teens can go back and forth between mania and depression in short intervals. Even in the span of a day.
Episodes of mania and depression may happen irregularly and follow an unpredictable pattern.(in both kids, teens, and adults)Between episodes the person will return to normal or near normal. For some people there is no break at all.