What Does Bipolar II Disorder Look Like? Signs & Symptoms

Cover picture for the articleBipolar II disorder is characterized by episodes of elevated mood interspersed with episodes of depression. Unlike bipolar I disorder where the manic episodes are severe and persistent, manic episodes in bipolar II disorder are generally mild or short-lived (hypomania), and the person may be more prone to depression than...

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Lisa Sterritt

Bipolar 2 does not have traditional mania. You are either severely depressed, normal or angry and hostile. I have been living with BP 2 for 20 years, and am a mental health nurse, working with BP 1 and 2. BP 1 has mania.


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