If they get mad, they sever ties for 5 or 6 months, then they get over whatever made them mad (usually it’s when they are either in a manic phase and doing drugs or other dangerous things and I say something that they do this).
Episodes of depression and hypomania may also occur, along with mixed states (when symptoms of depression and mania or hypomania are present together).
Bipolar disorder is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior.
Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles”—mania (highs) and depression (lows).
Cyclothymic disorder is characterized by chronic mood fluctuations that do not reach the level of a full manic or depressive episode.
However, symptoms cause significant distress in personal relationships, work or school, and other areas of life when they occur.