There are several types of bipolar and related diseases. They can include mania or hypomania and depression. Symptoms can cause unpredictable changes in mood and behavior, resulting in significant suffering and difficulties in life.
Bipolar Disorder I.
After the at least one episode of manic disorder individual experienced a hypomanic or major depressive disorder. In some cases, mania can trigger a break with reality (psychosis).
Bipolar Disorder II.
You had at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode, but you have never had a manic episode.
They had at least two years or one year in children and adolescents, many periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms (although less severe than severe depression).
These include, for example, bipolar and related disorders caused by certain drugs or alcohol or due to a medical condition such as Cushing's disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke.
Bipolar II disorder is not a less serious form of bipolar I disorder, but a distinct diagnosis. Although manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be serious and dangerous, people with bipolar II disorder may be depressed for a long time, which can lead to significant deterioration. Although bipolar disorder can occur at any age, it is usually diagnosed in the adolescent or in the first 20 years. The symptoms may change from time to time and person to person.