While the popular image of bipolar disorder is a deep depression, the condition also leads people in the opposite direction, to feelings of extreme ecstasy and energy levels so high they don't feel the need to sleep or eat. People with bipolar might constantly talk and appear to overflow with confidence. They may involve themselves in all kinds of activities without considering the consequences. Some people feel inclined to buy on impulse or drive recklessly. Ideas come to them in quick succession, but this upbeat mood can quickly and without warning transform into a deep depression.
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