Bipolar Disorder or Mood Swings? The Difference

Mood swings and bipolar disorder may appear similar, but they are in fact quite different conditions. Although mood swings are a definite side effect of bipolar disorder, people who experience only mood swings are not necessarily bipolar. Keep reading to learn how to tell the difference.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depression, is a psychological disorder that largely gets in the way of your functionality. Moods become suddenly extreme, or manic, and manifest in the form of anger, euphoria, or depression.

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