is the abbreviations of Bipolar disorder
, a type of mood
disorder characterized by an ongoing combination of extreme highs and extreme lows. An episode
is an abnormally elevated or expansive mood, and feelings
are an exaggerated sense of well-being
. The highs may alternate with lows, or both extremes may be felt at about the same time.
BP is a major mood disorder
with a distinct period during which the predominant mood is elevated, expansive, or irritable, accompanied by symptoms such as hyperactivity
, pressured speech
, racing thoughts, inflated self
-esteem, decreased need for sleep
, distractibility, and excessive involvement in potentially dangerous self-destructive activity.
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