Artist Ellen Forney "I've heard from a lot of readers that the carousel metaphor has really clarified the different mood states for them. It's really satisfying when you're trying to explain something, and a metaphor that makes sense to you also works for someone else. I was originally going to draw a swing -- you know, "mood swings" -- but side-to-side didn't work, I needed up-and-down."
These are typical signs of bipolar disorder, come cases may not be as extreme and some cases may experience more signs than this but these are the typical warning signs. People with bipolar disorder face periods of Mania and depression.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is not brought on by choice. You are not "crazy" for having depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, anxiety, personality disorder, etc. Erase the stigma of mental illness.