Indicators that your depression is really bipolar disorder


  • You’ve experienced repeated episodes of major depression

  • You had your first episode of major depression before age 25

  • You have a first-degree relative with bipolar disorder

  • When you’re not depressed, your mood and energy levels are higher than most people’s

  • When you’re depressed, you oversleep and overeat

  • Your episodes of major depression are short (less than 3 months)

  • You’ve lost contact with reality while depressed

  • You’ve had postpartum depression before

  • You’ve developed mania or hypomania while taking an antidepressant

  • Your antidepressant stopped working after several months

  • You’ve tried 3 or more antidepressants without success


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