to diagnose as a bipolar disorder
you may haveatleast 3 or more of following
- elevated or irritable mood most of time in a day for at least 7 days ( manic ) 4 days(hypomanic)
-decrease need for sleep
-more talkactive than usual
-flight of ideas
-increase involvement in pleasurable activity
-increase goal directed activity
MOST IMPORTANT IS IF YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE AS MUCH SEVERE THAT IT MAY AFFECT YOUR ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING, SOCIAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND OTHER ASPECT OF LIFE....
MOSTLY YOU ARE NOT A BIPOLAR PERSON, AND JUST A HYPERTHYMIC PERSONALITY TRAIT.........
but if you feel any significant disturbance or any person related to you feel that you need treatment then only you consult any psychiatrist