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March 2008

Bipolar depression

by Staff, on bipolar, bipolar depression, bipolar disorder, manic depression

A real depression has numerous differences from a depressive stage of bipolar. Thus, people with bipolar disorder also have a feeling of low energy. They mostly talk slowly and sleep a lot. If bipolar is associated with depression, it is most closely related to psychotic depression. In such a case, an individual usually loses his or her contact with reality.

Take note of the signs of bipolar depression:

  • Loss of energy or fatigue
  • Sluggishness (physical and mental)
  • Sudden change in weight and appetite
  • Hopelessness, sadness and emptiness
  • Losing interest in previously loved activities
  • Loss of focus and memory problem
  • Feelings of self-loathing, shame, or guilt
  • Thoughts of death or suicide Staff