From what I've read, so I can be wrong here, Bipolar is when one day you're full of energy and you're really happy! Then the next day, you're very depressed and feel like no one wants you around. That everyone wishes that you were dead. This lasts for a day or two, then you get all happy again the next day as if nothing happened.
This is what I go through but I'm not sure if it's me being Bipolar. So correct me if I'm wrong.
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No, that's not an accurate definition of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar is characterised by manic and depressive episodes. Manic ones last for at least a week, and if untreated, usually go for 3-6 months. Mania includes some or all of the following: inability to sleep, unintelligible or rapid speech, excessively risky behaviour, increased money expenditure, and a few others that I can't quite remember right now. These symptoms must impact on work and/or social interactions.
Depressive episodes include anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and anger, fatigue, suicidal thoughts, sleep disturbances, and others. These last at least 2 weeks, and if untreated, can last for more than 6 months.
As for whether I'd date a person with bipolar disorder... yes, if they were seeking treatment and maintaining their illness. Otherwise, no.0