Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. He felt awful, and the bad feelings went on for days. Your lifestyle and daily habits can have a significant impact on your moods and may even lessen your need for medication. Bipolar disorder not otherwise specified is a general category for a person who only has some bipolar symptoms. Each type of bipolar disorder mood episode has a unique set of symptoms. The warning signs of bipolar disorder can generally be divided into those for mania, and those for depression.