Written by Michael Guerrero-Calderon
Access to Psychopharmacology (w/ a Focus on Women Facing Bipolar Disorder)
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder that causes unusual changes in mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to carry out daily activities.
What are the types of Bipolar Disorder?
Can last at least 7 days and symptoms can become so severe emergency medical care may be required. Depressive episodes can last for 2 weeks or more
Similar to type 1 but are not as severe, and depression episodes come in short patterns of time.
Symptoms do not match either type 1 or type 2, but it can also mean the person is at-risk of developing Bipolar Disorder.