Our expert says:
Thwere are many variations on the Bipolar Theme. And many people who have it visit both poles at some stage in their lives, even if not for some time. The psychiatrists worl according to internationally recognized and accepted criteria when making such diagnoses. I understand your quibble, it always seemed daft to me, too, that one called someone Bipolar when they'd only ever visited one pole. But diagnoses are based on a range of symptoms and features of the condition, not only one. Discuss your meds with your prescribing shrink, as the combination is designed to contol the mood swings and not only to treat an individual period of depression, but to reduce the risk of, frequency of, and severity of, such episodes.
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