Bipolar Disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings, swinging between depression and mania or hypomania. Mania is often experienced as having loads of energy and not needing sleep, having racing thoughts, feeling extraordinarily amazing and productive, and being extremely talkative. It might also include risky and impulsive behavior such as reckless driving, shopping sprees, and unsafe sex. People with mania often love feeling manic. Mania is typically followed by the crash of depression. These mood swings might happen daily, weekly, monthly, or less frequently.