Psychosis can occur in both manic and depressive episodes.
Living with bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a lifelong disorder that can have a severe impact on the individual and their family and friends. Before bipolar affective disorder can be diagnosed there must have been symptoms of mania for at least one week.
Discontinuation of medications for bipolar disorder can result in a return of symptoms. All calls are confidential.
A higher libido may lead to promiscuity. A "mixed state" is when a manic and a depressive episode happen at the same time. Rarer types of bipolar disorder There are two other types of the disorder that are less common than bipolar I and II. Sleep Deprivation — Loss of sleep—even as little as skipping a few hours of rest—can trigger an episode of mania.
In the longer term, the mental health professional your doctor refers you to, and who supervises your recovery and education, could include help finding you housing, paid employment or accessing workshops to help you build different skills such as stress management or relaxation techniques.