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Types & Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Depending on the type of bipolar disorder a person may be facing, the symptoms may range from mild to severe. Although all types of bipolar disorder are challenging to control, certain forms may qualify you for disability benefits. Speak to our ERISA lawyer in a free case evaluation to see if you qualify!

Types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar I disorder: Those with bipolar I disorder may experience severe difficulties at work, school, or in relationships. They may also become dangerous in particularly manic episodes.
  • Bipolar II disorder: Those with bipolar II disorder may experience highs and lows, with periods of depression lasting longer than highs, but it is possible to maintain a normal routine.
  • Cyclothymic disorder: Those with cyclothymic disorder experience a very mild form of bipolar disorder. The highs and lows of this type are less severe than other types of bipolar disorder.

Those suffering from bipolar disorder may have more serious problems with depression or with mania. In some cases, these symptoms occur together in what is called a mixed episode. Controlling these mood swings is possible with medication and various forms of therapy.

  • Bipolar Individuals often experience these symptoms of depression
  • Hopelessness
  • Sadness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of interest
  • Irritability
  • Chronic pain
  • Poor work or school performance
  • Bipolar individuals often experience these symptoms in a manic episode
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Racing thoughts
  • Poor judgment
  • Rapid speech
  • Euphoria
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Agitation
  • Risky behavior
  • Loss of focus
  • Delusions
  • Increased sex drive
  • Poor work or school performance

24/7 Availability from ERISA Law Center

Navigating the legal realm of benefits and disability can be overwhelming. Whether you need help with a bipolar disorder claim or are looking to appeal a denial of your claim, our firm can capably handle your case. Our ERISA attorney has over 30 years of experience fighting on the behalf of those looking to obtain disability benefits. We are committed to providing you with dependable counsel and guidance backed by years of experience and a qualified team of legal professionals. Our approach has helped numerous clients take care of themselves and their families.

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