What is bipolar type 1?

This is when you have had a manic or mixed episodes lasting longer than 1 week, at least once in your life. You may or may not also experience a depressive episode. You can have dramatic and wild mood swings from high spirits, to being quickly annoyed or angry, to feeling sad and hopeless. There are often periods of normal mood in between these symptoms.

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