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To gain enlightenment on the condition, it's time to look past the myths to find the bipolar disorder facts.

Bipolar Is Multifaceted

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4. Bipolar Is Multifaceted

Bipolar disorder comes in several varieties based on the level of mania endorsed. Bipolar I is marked by full manic episodes and bipolar II is marked by hypomanic episodes with depressive episodes accompanying each. Beyond that, there are nine bipolar specifiers that describe the condition in more detail.

These include types of bipolar disorder with rapid cycling, with bipolar psychosis features, with peripartum onset, with seasonal pattern, and others. These variations illustrate that bipolar disorder presents much differently from person to person depending on the specifier. It also shows that the disorder can be influenced by a range of changes including pregnancy and the time of year.

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