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How does bipolar I disorder affect your life?

How does bipolar I disorder affect your life?

Many people go through depression, and everyone experiences deep sadness at times, but bipolar depression is a war of the mind that people with bipolar I disorder will battle over the course of their lives. You fight battles with depression over the course of weeks, months, and even years but the war will always be there in your life.

Can a person only have symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Over time, a person’s changes in mood may develop into a diagnosis of bipolar I or II. Bipolar disorder not otherwise specified is a general category for a person who only has some symptoms of bipolar disorder. These symptoms are not enough to make a diagnosis of one of the other three types. Hear from real people who live with bipolar disorder.

When did I find out I had bipolar I?

It took almost three years after my attempted suicide for my depression cycle to finally reach its end. When I was diagnosised with bipolar I in 2007, I didn’t want to believe that there was something wrong with me.

When does depression get worse with bipolar I?

My official diagnosis is bipolar I with a seasonal component. What that means is my depression hits epic levels for during the months of November to March. As a result, I can be in a really bad depression cycle and it gets worse every year at the same time. I can feel the changes at the end of October as the season gets colder.

Many people go through depression, and everyone experiences deep sadness at times, but bipolar depression is a war of the mind that people with bipolar I disorder will battle over the course of their lives. You fight battles with depression over the course of weeks, months, and even years but the war will always be there in your life.

When do you have a depressive episode in bipolar disorder?

Major Depressive Episodes in Bipolar Disorder 1 Symptoms. Depressed mood most of the day, almost every day, during the minimum two-week period. 2 Factors That Rule Out a Depressive Episode. 3 Depressive vs. Hypomanic or Manic Episodes.

Over time, a person’s changes in mood may develop into a diagnosis of bipolar I or II. Bipolar disorder not otherwise specified is a general category for a person who only has some symptoms of bipolar disorder. These symptoms are not enough to make a diagnosis of one of the other three types. Hear from real people who live with bipolar disorder.

It took almost three years after my attempted suicide for my depression cycle to finally reach its end. When I was diagnosised with bipolar I in 2007, I didn’t want to believe that there was something wrong with me.