Bipolar depression isn’t the same as other kinds of depression

Don’t treat it like it is

Bipolar depression is the "low" phase of bipolar I disorder. Many people don’t know they have it. If you’re treating your depressive symptoms but not getting better, talk with your doctor. Using this tool may help.

About bipolar depression

The more you know about bipolar depression, the better. Too often it hides in plain sight—mistaken for other kinds of depression.

Learn how to tell the difference

Treatment &
bipolar depression

Like other forms of depression, bipolar depression may be manageable with the right treatment and support. But the way it’s treated may be different.

Find out how

Talk with your doctor

How can you get the most out of your next appointment? Have a productive discussion about symptoms? Explore your treatment options?

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For caregivers

As a caregiver, you play many roles. Helping your loved one get the right diagnosis and treatment may be the most important.

Learn what else you can do