Breaking down what manic episodes really mean!
There are many different forms of depression. One label does not suit all the forms! "Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but [...]
The DSM defines both bipolar and unipolar depressions in the same manner. This can be confusing, making it harder to differentiate the two... Bipolar depression: Tend to be shorter (1-4 months) Come on quickly (over a few days) Likely to recur more frequently (2-4 times per year) Likely first appears in ages [...]
“Depression is a painfully slow, crashing death. Mania is the other extreme, a wild roller coaster run off its tracks, an eight ball of coke cut with speed. It's fun and it's frightening as hell. Some patients - bipolar type I - experience both extremes; other - bipolar type II - suffer depression [...]