A friend who shares my bipolar II diagnosis said something recently that really resonated with me. He commented that “nobody understands people with bipolar II because there’s no high, there’s just anger and angst.”
Best description I’ve ever heard.
Say “bipolar” to the average person and they imagine somebody out-of-control manic — spending tons of money, doing rash activities and the like. Say “bipolar II” and they often don’t know what it is, or they can’t differentiate it from depression.