In February 2016 I was diagnosed with cyclothymia, a personality disorder very similar to bipolar disorder, the only difference being that the cycles (see what they did there?) are faster and emulate that of rapid cycling in bipolar.
Seeing as so few people (psychiatrists and professionals included) have even heard of cyclothymia – it’s easier for everyone for me to refer to my illness as bipolar as it’s virtually the same thing.
I’m more than happy to talk to anyone about cyclothymia or bipolar disorder and how I sort of manage it, please feel free to get in touch. You can also read more about it here.