Hi, I’ve been experiencing dramatic mood swings and anxious/bizarre behaviour for years alongside severe depression, and I’m seeing a psychiatrist soon.l
I’m just looking to ask if anyone here has bipolar 2 disorder? Do you know if changed sleep and increased activity are prerequisites for the disorder?
I’ve had some sleep changes in the past, with struggling to fall asleep. But, I don’t have hugely increased energy, and definitely can’t stay up all night.
I think that I match a lot of symptoms of bipolar hypomania: I definitely get extremely restless and move from activity to activity without trying to concentrate/talk to myself out loud excessively; I reach out to people/post more in social media; I jump from feelings of interest and excitement to deep depression over the space of a few hours. I had a delusional period when I was 14. I even once woke up really early in the morning (3am!) and picked up litter in the streets a while back over a week, while talking to myself incessantly. Like, you can see why I’d feel like I may match some of the symptoms of hypomania?
I’d love to hear anyone’s thoughts, and I’m also wishing you all a lovely day 💕
I also wanted to add that my depression is all over the place: I’ll have days and weeks of classic depression; then I’ll have weeks of my moods shifting over hours from extreme lows to being giddy and excited. I never seem to be able to just feel neutral: I’m always mildly depressed, or struggling to concentrate and feeling excited.