What Is Bipolar Disorder, and How Is It Different from Other Types of Depression?

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To be diagnosed as bipolar, you need to have at least one manic episode that is not in use with drugs such as cocaine et cetera, and by mania I don't mania it's not like being euphoric and happy, mania is where you have excessive amount of energy that makes most of them come out of the blue the point way of sleeping sickness even less, and that combined with increase in impulsivity and irrational behavior is what a manic episode, it can last a few days, not hours mainly, but few days to weeks.

And the extend of how manic it can get determine whether you're bipolar I [xx] of bipolar II so bipolar I is where you get back to [xx] reality being disrupted you might end up in hospital, whereas and that's for hypomania is where you get hyper like that, people around you normally a little but it doesn't reach to the extent that you would really get yourself in trouble and that's called bipolar II.

But both those two conditions are associated with lots of depression. In fact depression is the primary symptom, so for example only but one or two percent of people have bi-polar I and they only spend about half their life, say they are never treated, they only spend 1/3 to 1/2 their life in mood episode.

But 70% are the more related with a really depression, and only about 30% might be actually mania. In bipolar II, again if it's untreated, you might spend 1/2 your life in a mood episode and up to 96% of the time you will be depressed and only four percent of the time you will be hypomanic.

And that is very important when diagnosing the pressure because if you treat somebody who's really bipolar II for example, you can add a depression you could actually activate the manic episode so that is actually what we call bipolar III. So bipolar III is if someone gets activated by a medication that's a bipolar III.

Bipolars never really seek treatment, they usually come and seek treatment with medication, then you had to ask if they understand you're depressed now, and you can't function but in so active how old [xx]. In the last 50 year, have you had a period of excessive energy, not drug induced, where your very impulsive and you didn't need sleep, different from depression where you can't sleep under attack here you are so manic that you don't need sleep, and so if they have, then you want us to think bipolar, and then the medications that treat bipolar disorder are very different`in that you'll go mood stabilizers.