THINGS TO CALL SOMEONE WHOSE MOOD SEEMS TO FLUCTUATE OFTEN

  1. Irritable
    This is probably what you mean to say
  2. Unpredictable
    This could also probably be what you mean to say
  3. Confusing
    I mean probably not as I doubt you know the whole back story behind their mood, but maybe it has you confused!
  4. Hard to read
    See above
  5. Sensitive
    It's perfectly fine to refer to someone who has stronger emotional reactions than the average person as sensitive
  6. Reactive
    The more palatable term for sensitive
  7. Human
    Tbh everybody reacts to things differently
  8. THINGS NOT TO CALL THEM
  9. Bi polar
  10. YOU CAN REFER TO SOMEONE AS BI POLAR IF
  11. They meet criteria for at least 1 manic episode & the occurrence of manic & depressive episode(s) are not better explained by schizo affective disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, or other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder
    American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
  12. OR
  13. They meet criteria for at least 1 hypomanic episode & criteria for at least major depressive episode & have never had a manic episode & it's not better explained by schizo affective disorder, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, delusional disorder, or other specified or unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder
    American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
  14. & these symptoms of depression or the unpredictability caused by frequent alternation between periods of depressive & hypomanic states cause significant distress or impairment in important areas of functioning
    American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
  15. WORDS MEAN THINGS
  16. Use them correctly!
  17. Someone else's very real & often debilitating mental health is not your punchline!!!!!
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