During an episode of depression, individuals may have overwhelming feelings of worthlessness, which can potentially lead to thoughts of suicide.
However, during mania people can experience the following:
- Feeling very happy
- Having lots of energy, ambitious plans and ideas
- Spending large amounts of money on things you cannot afford and would not normally want.
Some may also experience symptoms of psychosis, where you see or hear things that are not there or become convinced of things that are not true.
“I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone,” Carey continued, before going on to explain how medication and therapy has helped her.