Bipolar Disease

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - You have probably heard someone describe themselves as "bipolar" if they experience mood swings. But how do you know if you have the condition and when to seek professional help?

In Thursday's Health Connections report, Dr. Terra Caudill explained some of the symptoms.

"Some of the signs or symptoms are not needing much sleep, like only two to three hours a night for days at a time, and still having a ton of energy," says Dr. Caudill. "During these periods you are very focused on doing particular activities that are either impulsive or risky or things you wouldn't normally do."

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