Bipolar disorder can be a life-long mental health problem that mainly affects your mood. It affects how you feel and your mood can change massively. You can experience episodes of mania, and depression. When your mood changes, you might see changes in your energy levels or how you act. Bipolar disorder used to be called manic depression.
We all have feelings of anxiety, worry and fear sometimes. But if you have an anxiety disorder these feelings of fear and danger can be ongoing and interrupt your daily routine long after you the threat has gone. They can make you feel as though things are worse than they actually are.
Everyone has ups and downs. Sometimes you might feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons. People may say that they are feeling depressed when they are feeling down, but this does not always mean that they have depression. Depression is a long lasting low mood disorder. It affects your ability to do everyday things, feel pleasure or take interest in activities.
Dissociation and dissociative identity disorder (DID)
Many people will experience dissociation at some point in their lives. Lots of different things can cause you to dissociate. If you dissociate you might feel like you are not connected to your own body. Or like you are watching things happen around you, without feeling it.
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