Fast Five Quiz: Bipolar Disorder With Agitation

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh


November 16, 2021

In major depressive episodes, the person experiences five or more of the following symptoms, with at least one of the symptoms being either a depressed mood or a loss of pleasure or interest:

  • Significant weight loss or gain or significant loss or increase in appetite

  • Hypersomnia or insomnia

  • Psychomotor retardation or agitation

  • Loss of energy or fatigue

  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt

  • Decreased concentration ability or marked indecisiveness

  • Preoccupation with death or suicide; patient has a plan or has attempted suicide

Learn more about the depressive state of bipolar disorder.


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