If you relate to any of the above mentioned features, it is best to get in touch with a trained professional such as a Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist. Bipolar Disorder occurs in approximately 1% of the population, that is, about 1 in every 100 will experience an episode that will probably require hospital care. This illness affects men and women equally, and typically begins in their early to late 20s.
There is absolutely no shame in reaching out to a professional and seeking help. Mental health care professionals are bound by complete confidentiality and anonymity, keeping all client information private and privileged, thus allowing a safe and non-judgmental space for their clients to open up and seek the treatment they very-well deserve. So, reach out!