A person with one or more of the following symptoms should be evaluated by a psychiatrist or other physician as soon as possible:
- Marked personality change
- Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
- Strange or grandiose ideas.
- Excessive anxieties.
- Prolonged depression and apathy.
- Marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns.
- Extreme highs and lows.
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs.
- Excessive anger, hostility, or violent behavior.
A person who is thinking or talking about suicide or homicide should seek help immediately.