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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by mood swings that make people swing back and forth between good moods, depression, irritability, and anxiety. The shifting process can happen quickly or over time like weeks or months. Most people who have this condition are between the ages of 15 and 25.

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Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia, also known as cyclothymic disorder, is a mental health condition which often goes undiagnosed for a long period. Similar to a milder form of bipolar disorder (also called ‘manic depression‘), cyclothymia usually manifests itself fairly early in life with the patient experiencing periodic mild depression and low mood followed by swings to an energetic, emotional high mood (known as ‘hypomania’.)

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