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What is bipolar disorder?

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Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder causes swings in mood, energy, and the ability to function throughout the day.

It's known for alternating periods of depression and mania that can last from days to months. During a manic, hypomanic, or depressed episode with "mixed features," symptoms of depression and mania happen at the same time.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

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