Bipolar or Depression? Differentiating Symptoms

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  • Question:


    Christina asked...


    Could I have bipolar

    B/c this yr I'm super depressed and a few ago I was crazy hyper?!





    Dear Christina,


    You could have bipolar disorder. You could be experiencing depression. The best thing you can do for yourself is see a medical professional for evaluation and diagnosis. Here are a couple of items you might want to take a look at to help you get some perspective on your situation so you can discuss it better with your doctor:

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Published On: October 01, 2007