is an episode which typically lasts at least 1 week in duration and which displays symptoms of both a manic episode and a major depressive episode. Mixed episodes have been observed in bipolar disorder.

MIXED EPISODE: "Mixed episodes typically take symptoms from both manic episodes and major depressive episodes but last an average of only a week."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MIXED EPISODE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mixed-episode/ (accessed September 23, 2021).