Bipolar Types Continued
Bipolar Support System
Mixed Bipolar
In most forms of bipolar disorder, moods alternate between elevated and depressed over time. But with
mixed bipolar disorder, a person experiences both mania and depression simultaneously or in rapid
sequence.

Cyclothymia
Cyclothymia (cyclothymic disorder) is a relatively mild mood disorder. People with cyclothymic disorder have
milder symptoms than in full-blown bipolar disorder.

*Taken from WebMD
Complications
Bipolar Disorder Complications
Self-injury, often referred to as cutting, self-mutilation, or self-harm, is an injurious attempt to cope with overpowering
negative emotions, such as extreme anger, anxiety, and frustration. It is usually repetitive, not a one-time act.

Warning Signs
Bipolar Warning Signs
When a person's illness follows the classic pattern, diagnosing bipolar disorder is relatively easy. But bipolar disorder can
be sneaky. Symptoms can defy the expected manic-depressive sequence.

Emergencies & Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a very real risk for people with bipolar disorder, whether they're in a manic or depressive episode -- 10%-15% of
people with bipolar disorder kill themselves. But treatment greatly lowers the risk.