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Diagnosing Someone with a Bipolar Disorder | Testing and Assessment

Bipolar disorder includes a variety of mood disorders involving periods of depression and periods of mania, or intense excitement or high energy, usually in a cycling pattern. There are several types...

What Is Cyclothymic Disorder?

Cyclothymic disorder, sometimes also called cyclothymia, is a milder form of bipolar disorder and depression. This condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated, because many people who have symptoms do not...

What Is Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression. There are several types of bipolar disorder, including bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymia. Rapid cycling can be experienced...

What’s the Difference Between Bipolar 1 & 2

What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is characterized by sudden and severe shifts in mood that the person cannot control. Anyone who has been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder...

The Extremes of Bipolar Disorder: Manic vs. Depressive

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by emotion shifts that are large, rapid, unexpected, or somehow unusual. For people with bipolar disorder, emotions seem to overwhelm them unexpectedly, and...

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