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Bipolar Disorder vs. Depression: How Do They Differ?

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manic depression, is a disorder that causes intense, often uncontrollable mood swings. Someone with bipolar disorder will experience extreme “highs,” (also called mania) where everything, from energy to agitation, is intensified.

During a manic episode, you might feel incredible energy, happiness, impulsivity, or even restlessness. At the other end of the scale, the depressive state, you can feel exhausted or irritable, have difficulty making decisions, or even have suicidal thoughts.

Wondering how to know if you are bipolar? Signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder can range, depending on the state you’re in.

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