Signs of Bipolar Episodes

Licensed marriage and family therapist Jorge Galindo works with individuals in a variety of situations. In particular, Jorge Galindo has worked extensively with court-referred individuals for cases involving child custody. He has extensive training in many areas, including the assessment and treatment of individuals with bipolar disorders.

Bipolar disorders are characterized by shifts in mood. Individuals who are bipolar go back and forth between manic episodes and depressive episodes. Each of these types of episodes has its own characteristics and symptoms.

A manic episode is characterized by increased activity. The person may feel excessively happy or outgoing, and he or she might sleep less and feel restless. Impulsive behavior also often accompanies a manic episode, which can lead to the individual taking unnecessary risks or entering dangerous situations.

A depressive episode, on the other hand, is associated with decreased activity, lack of interest in activities, and feelings of sadness. It can also lead to unhealthy changes in eating and sleeping habits, as well as thoughts of suicide. If an individual shows symptoms of bipolar disorder, he or she should get evaluated by a professional as soon as possible.

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