What is bipolar disorder? Isn’t it just a simple mood problem?
No, bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
If you or any of your family and friends have these symptoms, it might be best to seek for a doctor’s help.
Here are the 5 most commonly-missed signs of bipolar disorder.
1: Inability to complete tasks
Having a house full of half-completed projects is a hallmark of bipolar disorder. People who can harness their energy when they are in a hypomanic phase can be really productive.
Those who can’t often go from task to task, planning grand, unrealistic projects that are never finished before moving on to something else.
“They can be quite distractible and may start a million things and never finish them,” says Don Malone, MD, the director of the Center for Behavioral Health and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio.