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i was diagnosed with major depression and bipolar disorder what does this mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder: Presents with periods of major depression ; periods of elevated mood or irritability and high energy. If both the diagnoses were for this period of time, it is likely that you are in a phase when you are depressed.
Answered on Nov 29, 2013

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