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What is a mixed state with bipolar disorder?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

A mixed state is when mania and depression occur at the same time. So you may be as energized as the Energizer Bunny, but feel very down and hopeless, even suicidal. Mixed states also tend to make it difficult to sleep.

If you are experiencing a mixed state, keep taking your medication but seek help.

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