People who suffer have extreme mood swings. SWING between elevated mood called Mania and super severe depression. Sometimes it is called ‘Manic Depression” a very common mood disorder and also so very debilitating.
The Bipolar Spectrum has many different types of bipolar disorder. These different types of bipolar disorder can be expanded including sub types such as bipolar depression and psychiatric depression.
A mood disorder without manic episodes. Changes in usual behaviors though you will not necessarily go through the more common highs of Bipolar Disorder. Though the moods interfere with daily life.
Worry and fear are constant and overwhelming and can often be crippling.
Narcissistic personality disorder antisocial personality disorder borderline personality disorder
Difficulty concentrating, impulsiveness, short fuse, accident prone,hyperactivity and restlessness
#substance abuse disorder
Dependence on alcohol or drugs, uncontrollable cravings, need and want to be no longer in control.
Tools used to diagnose Bipolar Personality Disorder are more effective with some types of the disorders than others.
It can also be stressful finding a practitioner with some understanding of mental health issues and although it is not legal some have personal feeling themselves towards people with mental illness and have bias which tends to interfere with getting the help that is needed.
It is believed that bipolar disorder is both under and over diagnosed depending on the practitioner and the geographic demographic variability.