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Different Forms of Bipolar Disorder

Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 04:01 PM

A common misconception about bipolar disorder is that all patients with the illness are suffering from the same exact disease. However, this is far from the truth.

Bipolar disorder can differ in magnitude, signs, and impact on the patient’s life. Understanding the different types and levels of bipolar disorder is imperative in treating and living with the illness.

Bipolar I sufferera show signs of severe mood swings, from extreme mania to deep depression.

Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I but is much more mild. Mood swings can change from mania to depression.

Cyclothymic disorder is similar to bipolar II but even more mild.

Mixed bipolar disorder causes feelings of mania and depression at the exact same time and is potentially very dangerous for the sufferer.

Make sure to seek medical attention if you believe you are suffering
from the illness. Treatment can then begin for that specific type of bipolar disorder.

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