One of the things you always hear about Bipolar Disorder is “moody”. The disease is labeled as a ‘mood disorder’, it is often characterized by excessive ‘mood swings’, and people who are moody tend to be labeled as bipolar by their friends and enemies.
But boy do I hate this descriptor.
Mood swings are part of the game with bipolar, no doubt. But it tends to be more with the severity of the change then the frequency of it. It is easy for me to go from bouncing off the walls silly to seething angry in a relatively short period of time, with or without impetus. But I’m not likely to go back and forth a bunch of times. The extremes are generally what define the disease.