Mixed Swings

So, hopefully you’ve looked at the hypomania/mania, and depression pages, because this is going to get weird.

A mixed swing is where you’re both manic and depressed at the same time, and it is the absolute worst.  You have the energy and impulsiveness of mania and the despair and self loathing of depression at the same time.

Seriously.  It happens.

I honestly believe this is the most dangerous of the swings because a suicide attempt is so much more likely to happen.  When you’re depressed you have no energy so sometimes you don’t kill yourself simply because that would require getting off the couch and you just can’t make it happen.

But in a mixed swing you have that energy.

And this is the darkest face of Bipolar I.