is marked by shifts in mood, energy and ability to function. Moods shifts vary between depression and manic epiosodes. Mood shifts are often calandar related. And can be brought on by stress.
Assesment-mood, behavior, thought processes, and speech pattens, cognitive functions. Restlessness, grandiose, lack of insight
4 or more cycles within 12months is called rapid cycling.
- Bi-polar 1- have at least 1 manic episode
- Bi-polar 11-A person who has experienced both hypomanic and dysthymic episodes.
- Rapid cycling bi-polar- 4 or more cycles within 12 months