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From your history, it sounds like you are suffering from Bipolar, but getting treated for depression.
It is reassuring that you are getting referred to a Psychiatrist for proper evaluation.
A formal diagnosis requires a very detailed history, which is not possible online.
During the mania or hypomania phase, how many of the following symptoms do have?
To be considered mania, the elevated, expansive, or irritable mood must last for at least one week and be present most of the day, nearly every day.
To be considered hypomania, the mood must last at least four consecutive days and be present most of the day, almost every day.
The depressive side of bipolar disorder is characterized by a major depressive episode resulting in a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in life.
The DSM-5 states that a person must experience five or more of the following symptoms in two weeks to be diagnosed with a major depressive episode:
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No, that is not normal for bipolar.
But, it is possible to be in hypomania in the morning, only to be depressed in the evening.
A detailed history from your partner and keeping a diary will assist in diagnosis.
Kindly see your psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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