Re: ssi disability for bipolar adult unable to work
Bipolar one is defined as having manic episodes, and usually, but not always, depressive episodes. Bipolar two is far more depressive in nature, with hypo-manic episodes.
Manic episodes usually involve things like risk taking behavior, excessive, sexual promiscuity, feelings of grandeur, intense creativity, etc.
Hypo-manic episodes are milder, and while they can be extremely unpleasant, generally aren't as risky or as disruptive to the person's life.
I hope I'm not offending anyone with these broad definitions--obviously everyone's experiences are different, just trying to give an overview.