Mental wellness. Another symptom of Bipolar comes from an Activbeat online article. Racing Thoughts
Racing thoughts are a common manic bipolar symptom. Individuals will often have a difficult time focusing on one thing and will tend to over-analyze their thoughts. Thoughts and speech jump seemingly at random from one unrelated topic to another, which increases the patient’s distractibility. Such symptoms significantly hold back the patient’s pursuit of goal-oriented objectives.
During milder manic episodes known as “hypomania,” patients are largely able to curtail the chaotic consequences of their racing thoughts. While patients may enjoy clarity of mind and high periods of productivity during the hypomania phase, these positive effects suddenly vanish when the patient descends into full-on mania.