To people unfamiliar with bipolar disorder, the mental health condition is often thought of as a rollercoaster of emotions — intense highs and lows that can disrupt life.
And while that is true, bipolar disorder often includes other complex characteristics that can be difficult to diagnose. One of these is psychosis. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is characterized by manic and depressive episodes that can last for weeks or even months.