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Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar disorder used to be called ‘manic depression’. As the older name suggests, someone with bipolar disorder will have severe mood swings. These usually last several weeks or months and are far beyond what most of us experience. They are:

Low or 'depressive'   feelings of intense depression and despair
High or 'manic'   feelings of extreme happiness and elation
Mixed   for example, depressed mood with the restlessness and overactivity of a manic episode


YoungMinds explains:

Information, support and advice is available from Bipolar UK.

The Black Dog Institute, based in Australia have a bipolar self-test (mood swings questionnaire - MSQ) on their website.