What Is It Like To Have Bipolar Disorder? (Pressured Speech, Part 3)

pressured-speechLast time on SoBipolar.com we explored the manic symptom of loss of sleep. Now moving onto a hallmark symptom of bipolar disorder known as pressured speech.

 Pressured Speech

It feels like the brain is a television and the channels won’t quit changing. Thoughts jump from topic to topic within seconds. Many times making absolutely no sense to those listening. It is not just a want to talk, rather a need to talk.

Not to be confused with excessive talking, pressured speech is frenzied and urgent. The person will speak more loudly and quickly than usual. It is a fairly common symptom of bipolar disorder, considering that about one third of people diagnosed will experience it at some point or another.

The next post will explore the manic symptom of grandiosity.

**As always, please remember, I am not a doctor. Just a so bipolar lady with a computer. 😉 So if you suspect you or someone you know has bipolar disorder, always consult with your physician or psychiatrist first.


I’m so bipolar, and unashamed.




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