Bipolar Illness is a psychological disorder that causes frequent mood swings in the affected individuals. This disorder is mostly characterized by elevation in mood (mania) or depression. There are two types of Bipolar disorder: Bipolar Disorder I and Bipolar Disorder II. Bipolar Disorder I is characterized by recurring manic and depressive episodes every day for a week. Bipolar Disorder II is characterized by major depressive episode and one episode of hypomania. Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment.BD patients are often suicidal.
Related Journals of Bipolar Disorder
Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Pain & Relief, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, Anxiety, Stress and Coping, Depression and Anxiety, Anxiety, Psychology Press, Journal of Comparative Psychology