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Would it be considered bipolar if you only get depressed and mixed episodes?

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Would it be considered bipolar if you only get depressed and mixed episodes?

I don't have a diagnosis of bipolar but of clinical depression, but was just wondering if depressed and mixed episodes would constitute a diagnosis of bipolar, without any apparent mania/hypomania?

Obviously I know none of you are doctors but yeah!
 
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I think was debated in teh last DSM but it was decided it was a depression subtype
 
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So can you describe what mixed episodes are like for you
 
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For best answer google dsm 5 and icd 10 or 11. Along with the word bopolar. Then you will have your answer :)
 
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I am afraid I disagree, DSM is not a good guide as its now got a whole host of silly things in it and has been heavily criticised.

I would ask, as megirl said, describe what mania feels like for you. You see, when a person is in depression, especially severe depression, sometimes our minds can't maintain that level of intensity and will flip us up for a short while. It can feel like we are suddenly manic, but that isn't the true nature of mania. Its a brief remission from the horrible experience of depression.

I would suggest if you really want to know, you go to a GP and ask them for some advice on this. We can't diagnose on here obviously.
 
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