While only a qualified mental health professional can actually diagnose a mental health problem, the following information can be used to help assess what general area you might be having difficulty with (please note that this is not a comprehensive listing of all psychiatric disorders and does not substitute for an evaluation by a mental health professional).
The basic pattern for Bipolar Disorders is the idea that there is a cycling to the moods. One end of the cycle involves depressed moods (see the section on Identifying Depression). The other end of the cycle involves something called “Mania”. This is an expansive, energized mood that can manifest in a number of different ways (see below).