Does Depression go away suddenly if you have Bipolar Disorder?

By David Joel Miller.

Can people with Bipolar Disorder have a sudden remission of their depression?

Morning Question #23

YES, YES and More YES. It is common for people with Bipolar Disorder to rebound suddenly from a depressive episode. Taking antidepressants can cause that. So can a lack of sleep. Most likely these sudden recoveries for depression will not take you to “normal” whatever that is. They propel the bipolar person into Mania or at least Hypomania. I suspect that lots of other things can cause that leap from depression.

For more on Bipolar Cyclothymia, Mania or Hyperthymic personality see the categories to the right or check out the blog post – List of Bipolar related posts.  

For more about David Joel Miller and my work in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and Co-occurring disorders see the about the author page. For information about my other writing work beyond this blog, there is also a Facebook authors page, in its infancy, up under David Joel Miller. Posts to the “books, trainings and classes” category will tell you about those activities. If you are in the Fresno California area, information about my private practice is at Thanks to all who read this blog.

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