So no, not everyone who has bipolar disorder knows they have it. There are lots of reasons why someone with bipolar disorder might not realize it—or why they might deny having it even if they do. If you think someone you know might have untreated bipolar disorder, there are a few things you can do to help.
What are 5 signs of bipolar?
Understanding the Difference Between Depression and Bipolar DisorderBipolar Sign 1: Abnormal or Excessive Elation or Energy. Bipolar Sign 2: Racing Thoughts and Speech. Bipolar Sign 3: Grandiose Thinking. Bipolar Sign 4: Decreased Need for Sleep During Manic Episodes. Bipolar Sign 5: Hypersexuality.More items •8 Jun 2010
Do people with bipolar know they are having an episode?
A person with bipolar disorder may be unaware theyre in the manic phase. After the episode is over, they may be shocked at their behaviour. But at the time, they may believe other people are being negative or unhelpful. Some people with bipolar disorder have more frequent and severe episodes than others.