I think one of the most misunderstood characteristics of Bipolar Disorder is depression. I’ve talked about it a number of times, and I will continue to talk about it numerous more times.
Basically, the question is: when is normal depression no longer normal?
We have all experienced depression, it is a normal human emotional state of being, right? But very few of us get ‘depressed’, as in, medical. Where is the line? I would say that, clinically, it comes down to length and severity. Longer than two weeks, bad enough to interfere with your life is the rule of thumb.