Welcome to the board, it's good to have you. Mogli is right, lots of people don't fit neatly into the categories. For example, type 2s aren't supposed to haved mixed episodes, but I do. Go figure. Like everything, they're guidelines. Most docs now talk of bipolar existing on a spectrum instead of just 2 categories. Here's a site that talks about
There are many other authoritative sites out there. Are you currently seeing a psych or someone you could ask? Are you just curious? Incidentally, this categorization can change over time, my doc said.
Again, welcome to the site,
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