Bipolar Type 1 Disorder

Bipolar 1 Disorder (also known as Manic Depressive Disorder or manic Depression) is diagnosed if a person experiences at least one episode of manic behavior and is followed by or preceded by an episode of major depression or Hypomania. Manic behavior can be defined by hyperactivity, lack of need to sleep, or heightened moods. Major Depressive or Hypomania behavior can be classified as having long periods of sleep, lethargy, lack of appetite, and depression. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before and would like to talk to someone about them, please book an appointment with us today.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II shares many of the same features and symptoms as Bipolar I. Like Bipolar 1, an individual’s mood can cycle between high and low over time. However, Bipolar II comprises of ‘up’ moods and it does not reach the intensity of Bipolar I manic episodes. The less intensive elevated moods in Bipolar II disorder are called hypomanic episodes. Bipolar II can present as Bipolar I but with less intense symptoms. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced these symptoms before and would like to talk to someone about them, please book an appointment with us today.