Hi everyone, in this video I will share with you a glimpse of the hypomanic side of my bipolar life.
This eposide is entitled: THE ONE WHERE I VISITED LOLA UP IN THE JUNGLES. Hypomania explained.
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My grandmother, lived up in the mountains of the Northern Philippines, in a municipality called Natonin, in a tribe called Balangao.
This is the less severe mania in a Bipolar Disorder’s spectrum of moods. Hypomanic episodes have the same symptoms of manic episodes but not so extreme as to cause impairment.
MY HYPOMANIA SYMPTOMS
1. EXTREMELY TALKATIVE
- High-pitched voice
My voice gets so irritatingly high-pitched, even I cannot stand it at times and I don’t understand half of what I am saying.
- Non-stop singing or talking
Sometimes this gets annoying because I don’t even like my own voice.
- Converse with anyone
I would talk to everyone – people, strangers, animals and things.
2. HIGHER-THAN-NORMAL ENERGY LEVELS
I can go on and on about anything and nothing.
- Unable to sit still
I can’t sit and behave in one corner.
- Easily distracted
I am everywhere!
3. RACING MIND
- Many new ideas and plans
I can physically feel my brain working and I get so many brilliant ideas.
- Doing multiple projects or tasks
I say yes to everything… with no way of finishing them!
- Creative mind
Sometimes I have genius moments.
Every person has his or her own unique warning signs.