Bipolar 1 means you get full out manias, bipolar two means you get hypomanias. If you google mania you'll be able to get a full description. Maybe someone else will explain. I am feeling too down tonight to get into it more.
This is a good web site below, for more information but Iindahand is right,
Bipolar 1 is were you experience full blown mania episodes i think for more than a week eg, ( hyper mood, rapid speech, little need for sleep, erratic spending, increase sex drive etc) as well as depression episodes for more than 2 weeks, eg( low mood, sad, crying, decreased or increased appetite, sleep more or less than normal, no energy etc)
Bipolar 2 is were you experience hypo-mania which is like a mild version of mania ( how that is decided by the psychiatrist you will have to look up as i am not so sure. Bipolar 2 then also has depression just the same as bipolar 1.
now please any one correct me if i am wrong but i believe that to be right.
Also would like to say thank you for being a good friend who cares enough to look it up and be interested in your friends illness.
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