Hypomania may not appear as extreme as classic mania, but it is still a symptom of bipolar disorder and can often precede a period of depression. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to identify hypomania and distinguish it from normal, healthy happiness.
Bipolar disorder is more than difficult for the person diagnosed with the disorder, but it is often not discussed that it may be even harder on their family and friends. There are ways to cope with someone who is bipolar.
This is how I overcame the darkness of bipolar disorder by making a few minor changes to create a better environment and an overall wonderful wellbeing.
Having a bipolar dad can feel like a total rollercoaster of emotion as you fare the mania and depression of your parent. Here's how I handled living with my own bipolar dad until my mid-twenties.
The love affair between bipolar and fatigue is overwhelming to the person living with this condition, as well as to everyone around him or her.
I was invincible! I was determined, unstoppable, and with energy to spare. Then, it all came crashing down around me. In this article, I discuss my experience with cyclothymia, including my symptoms and treatment.