Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one might be bi-polar? Maybe it’s just more than wide mood swings. Someone who is bipolar swings between manic and depressive episodes. Both extremes have different symptoms that are listed below.
Some people are able to manage bipolar disorder themselves without medication, but episodes can pop up again no matter how long the disorder has been stable. Medication is usually recommended. Bipolar is generally characterized by mood swings that range from depressive to manic (excited). Depressive episodes usually last 2 weeks and manic or hyper/excited episodes usually last around a week.