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Yes, you should most definitely see a doctor about these periods of time, where you are experiencing "manic" type symptoms. How long, have you had these period of increased activity and dangerous behaviors, that coexist alongside the depression? Have you ever told a doc. about these periods?
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You definitely do need to tell the doctor about these periods of manic type behavior, without question. Go and see a psychiatrist (m.d. level clinician) and hopefully he/she can fully determine what is going on. There are mood stabilizers that are often prescribed in addition to your ssri (the sertraline) that will stop these manic phases altogether or greatly reduce them. There is no reason to continue on with these periods so please yes, do tell your doctor about it and don't delay in doing so, as some of the activities you partake in, are dangerous and risky. Please click ACCEPT button for this answer. You should be able to click on ACCEPT now. Thank you.