My mom is bipolar and it changes on a whim. She can go from cheery to super-wrath-b*tch in zero seconds flat.
Like you said mania for few period then off to depression. Those periods could even last for years.
I think that's hard to diagnose. But I have been with someone who has sever mood swings. I seriously felt like I was in an insane isylum
for me its depression for like a week then super hyper for a day totally sucks donkey balls
Well im a manic so i know im not as bad as bipolar people they have some serious emotional episodes
Well lets say you you bring something up thats personal ususally people will just tell you to f off or something but with people who are bipolar will just exploded crying and screaming past the point of the original argument happened to me at a counseling meeting for bipolar and manics worst experience of my life
My teenager is bipolar and can be manic for a few days up to about a week. then will be various levels of depressed for a few weeks. Those manic days are no fun for anyone. Talk about bouncing off the walls. Meds have helped some but don't take it away. Basically the meds turn the Rocky Mountains into the Appalachians; smaller but still there.
Check online or ask your doctor