Importantly, racing thoughts do Racing thoughts are often one of the first symptoms to develop when someone with bipolar disorder is entering a hypomanic or manic episode.
While racing thoughts can be a symptom of a mental disorder, they are not specific to a particular illness.
Mindfulness can also help us get in touch with our unconscious beliefs and biases and view reality through a more objective lens.
According to Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, all introverts lead with a subjective cognitive function.
People who experience hypomania—as opposed to full-blown mania—are typically able to maintain their daily functioning and, as such, often go undiagnosed until their first depressive episode occurs.
Thus, racing thoughts and flight of ideas may predate a person being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, typically type II.