Is Bipolar type 2 serious?
Although the mania in bipolar 2 is less severe compared to bipolar 1, bipolar type 2 disorder is a serious illness that must be diagnosed, treated, and managed by a mental health professional. The depression that is part of this illness can be quite severe and persistent.
What is the difference between bipolar and bipolar 2?
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes a wide range of mood episodes, from low-energy moods to high-energy moods. People with bipolar type 1 have episodes of depression, hypomania, and mania. People with bipolar type 2 have episodes of depression and hypomania.
What can trigger bipolar 2?
- the breakdown of a relationship.
- physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
- the death of a close family member or loved one.