Artist Ellen Forney "I've heard from a lot of readers that the carousel metaphor has really clarified the different mood states for them. It's really satisfying when you're trying to explain something, and a metaphor that makes sense to you also works for someone else. I was originally going to draw a swing -- you know, "mood swings" -- but side-to-side didn't work, I needed up-and-down."
Bipolar mood cycling for Bipolar Types I & II and Cyclothymia. Everyone should know this, extra happy mood swings are just that... They only seem like a mania cos youve been depressed a long time! True mania is more than extra happy!!!