n Mental Health Matters - Managing Bipolar Disorder

Volume 1, Issue 2
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The terms Bipolar Mood Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, and Manic Depressive Disorder are all interchangeable terms referring to the same condition. Manic depressive disorder was the older name for the condition, although some people mistakenly presume it to be more sever condition than Bipolar Disorder.

The essential nature of bipolar disorder is the fluctuation of abnormally high moods (mania or hypomania) and abnormally low moods (depression) there are two main types of bipolar - bipolar 1 and Bipolar II - which are essentially distinguished by the severity of the highs and the duration of the episodes.

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