While one person may experience extreme depression or mania that leads to psychosis or a break from reality , another may have more mild forms of these episodes. Halsey isn't the first artist to share that she's created while going through mania; Kanye West has also discussed feeling more creatively open during his manic episodes. She described the mania as "that thing in the back of our minds that drives us to outrageous thoughts. Manic episodes can make a person feel energized, irritable, or euphoric, while depressive episodes cause feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Like Halsey described, mania is characterized by having lots of energy , feeling "wired," and being more active than usual, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Ariadne. Age: 31.
Depending on the type of bipolar disorder, people can have longer periods of depression versus mania, too, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Karen. Age: 25.
These medications often require trial and error, and the first one a person tries may not be the best option for them, but talking to a health care provider is the best way to determine where to start. After a person's body adjusts to a medication over a few months, they can evaluate with their doctor whether it's working for them or if a change is needed. World globe An icon of the world globe, indicating different international options. Halsey isn't the first artist to share that she's created while going through mania; Kanye West has also discussed feeling more creatively open during his manic episodes. Like when you're driving a car and you're like [she mimes suddenly cutting over the wheel], or you're on top of a building, and you're like, 'What if I just jump?