The average person probably doesn't know that there is more than one form of bipolar disorder. The article below clarifies the similarities and differences between Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2, the two best-known forms are (the third is Cyclothymia).
The differences between Bipolar 1 and 2, as far as diagnosis goes, aren't as great as you might think. Here's a summary, illustrated by two characters, Robert (bipolar 1) and Hank (bipolar 2), to illustrate.
Moving forward through my online journal, it's now 12 weeks since I was diagnosed bipolar. As you read last week, I'm feeling really creative but really grumpy. So I put it all together and then presented the situation to my psychiatrist.