Bipolar depression is part of a larger condition called bipolar disorder. Specifically, the “lows” that you may be feeling, those moments of hopelessness, these are the possible symptoms of the depressive moments associated with bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is a lifelong condition that creates unusual mood changes that can vary in length and severity. You can go from feeling revved up and euphoric to feeling down and hopeless.
“What’s the difference between unipolar depression and bipolar depression?”
While there are many forms of depression, bipolar depression is oftentimes misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. It should also be treated differently. To help ensure a proper diagnosis, be sure to tell your doctor what you are feeling and experiencing.
You may be experiencing “lows.” But have you also had “high” moments? Are there times when you are energized or really agitated? These “highs” are what may indicate you have bipolar disorder. The fact you have highs eliminates the possibility that you have unipolar depression. These “lows” associated with bipolar disorder are what identifies your condition as bipolar depression.
What are the waysbipolar depression can impact my life?
For people living with bipolar depression, there may be significant influences on daily life, from symptoms to the depressive episodes themselves.
For people living with bipolar depression, there are 3x as many depressive episodesas manic ones. And those episodes often last 50% longer.
People living with bipolar depression often talk about losing out on things they enjoy. Do you find yourself missing time with your family? Or struggling with your social life? What about work or school? The point is: you are not alone.
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