Mariah Carey Just Revealed She’s Bipolar: What Is Bipolar II Disorder?

Bipolar I disorder is known for its manic periods that typically last for about a week, and may require hospitalization due to their severity. “In manic episodes, people may change their appearance and be more sexually suggestive, they may quit a successful career to start a new career in a field they are not qualified in or spend a significant amount of money they don’t have,” says Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, author of Struggle Well, Live Well, and executive director of Innovation 360. “They often have very limited insight and judgment into how they are acting and being perceived by others.” This mania is followed by bouts of severe depression, Gilliland says.

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