The Different Types of Bipolar Disorder

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  1. Bipolar I Disorder (mania or a mixed episode) – The classic manic-depressive form of the illness, characterized by at least one manic episode or mixed episode. Usually—but not always—Bipolar I Disorder also involves at least one episode of depression.
  2. Bipolar II Disorder (hypomania and depression) – In Bipolar II disorder, the person doesn’t experience full-blown manic episodes. Instead, the illness involves episodes of hypomania and severe depression.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of BiPolar Disorder?

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A person with bipolar disorder will go through episodes of mania (highs) and at other times experience episodes of depression (lows). These aren't the normal periods of happiness and sadness that everyone experiences from time to time. Instead, the episodes are intense or severe mood swings, like a pendulum that keeps arcing higher and higher.

How to recover from a Hypomania and its Episodes?

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  1. First and foremost thing is be true to yourself.
  2. Remember one thing, that whatever you did when you were ill was not you. It was the illness that was making the things work that way.
  3. Don't leave your medication. Continue them until your doctor ask you to quit.
  4. Give yourself time and chance to get back to normal life.
  5. Give yourself a relaxed, calm and soothing environment.
  6. Exercise regularly and you may also try some meditation.