Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that affects the way a person feels and behaves.
Those who suffer from bipolar disorder will alternate between periods of depression, mania, or both.
The severity of each stage can vary greatly from one individual to the next, but it may be helpful to know what type you are experiencing when attempting to get treatment.
This blog post will provide an overview of the most common types of bipolar disorders:
cyclothymic disorder, major depressive disorder with mixed features, and manic episode.
Here’s an overview of the most common types of bipolar disorders: cyclothymic disorder, major depressive disorder with mixed features, and manic episode.
The first type is cyclothymic disorder.
This mood swings between periods of depression to mania but never in a consistent pattern or cycle like other two types listed below this one on the spectrum.
In contrast, people suffering from major depressive disorder will experience episodes that last longer than usual (at least two weeks) .
And may have milder symptoms in-between their bouts as well as then be diagnosed with “mixed features” .
If they also have occasional periods of hypomania which are less severe periods of mania.