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A person with Bipolar I Disorder can have a mixed episode when the person experiences mania and depression at the same time.
Mixed episodes are more common than you may think. In fact, 40% of people living with Bipolar I Disorder have experienced a mixed episode, sometimes called a "mixed state" — and often, the person doesn’t even realize it’s happening. If you are living with Bipolar I Disorder, maybe this is happening to you. If so, this site may be for you.

Bipolar Disorder

In the United States, about 5.7 million adults live with a condition called bipolar disorder. Of those, 1.5 million adults live with Bipolar I Disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness). There are four basic types four basic types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder can severely affect mood and energy, causing it to interfere with your life. A person with Bipolar I Disorder has both manic and depressive episodes, and their symptoms can last for days at a time.

Mixed Episodes

Some people with Bipolar I Disorder may experience mania and depression at the same time. These are referred to as mixed episodes. And often, a person experiencing a mixed episode doesn’t understand what’s happening, because its symptoms can appear to be opposite from each other.

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If you or your loved one is living with Bipolar I Disorder, this website is here to help. It offers various resources, education, and information. Our goal is to assist everyone affected by Bipolar I Disorder — and mixed episodes in particular.


Only a healthcare professional can correctly diagnose bipolar disorder and suggest a proper treatment plan. If you think you may have bipolar disorder, please speak with your healthcare provider.

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At the present time, bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed through a physical exam or lab tests; it can only be diagnosed by a healthcare provider.