The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) classifies bipolar disorder as having two distinct symptoms: major depressive episodes and mania.
The bipolar disorder disorder is a chronic illness with multiple symptoms, and the diagnosis requires a history of clinically significant change.
When a person has a manic episode, symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions, or thoughts of suicide.
People with bipolar disorder have a manic-depressive episode only once or twice a year.
For those with bipolar disorders, these episodes are more likely to be mild, and occur with or without symptoms.
This means that they are more often treated for their symptoms than for the main symptoms.
If you are diagnosed with bipolar and you don’t have major depressive episode, you are unlikely to develop bipolar disorder, but you can still have the major depressive symptoms, according to the Diagnostic & Clinical Text.
You can also have a mild episode of bipolar disorder if your bipolar disorder has been milder or if you have a transient manic episode.
If your symptoms are more severe than a person who has bipolar disorder with major depressive illness, you should see a mental health professional.
These symptoms are often more severe in people with bipolar, so it is best to seek medical help if you think you might have bipolar disorders.
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