Introduction | Case 3.1Emotionally Disturbed | Case 3.2Cycles of Depression | Case 3.3Suicidal Preoccupation | Case 3.4Episodic Depressions | Case 3.5Irritability and Sadness | Case 3.6God Has Cured Me! | Case 3.7Bizarrely Silent | Case 3.8A Postpartum Change | Case 3.9Anxiety
Bipolar disorder features a distinct period
of mania or hypomania. For example, a patient might develop a relatively
acute onset of euphoria, diminished need for sleep, grandiosity, pressured
speech, racing thoughts, and a variety of behavioral indiscretions. Absent
complicating factors, such a patient would likely be readily identified as
having a manic episode as part of a DSM-5 bipolar I disorder.