Does depression manifest differently in these two types of disorders?
No not really….. the depression part is the same it’s just that Bipolar has both depression and mania and major depression has no mania.
usually people with type 2 bipolar have major depression episodes and hypomanic episodes and people with bipolar type 1 have depressive episodes and mania which is more severe than hypomania. but a lot of people with type 1 can have major depressive episodes and manic episodes. everyone reacts to symptoms differently. techinically the depression isn’t always as bad in type 1 but it can be for a lot of people.