, as the name itself suggests, has two poles of symptoms (depressive and manic). It is primarily a disorder of mood and mood fluctuations are commonly seen, especially during initiation of treatment. If the diagnosis of bipolar disorder has been made by a psychiatrist
, then you should not be worried about the diagnosis or the treatment.
Also, episodes of seizures you have described when your wife was depressed, may or may not be seizure. It could also be due to depression
(called conversion symptom). Anyway, now that she is on dicorate (which is also an anti convulsant apart from being a mood stabilizer
), you do not have to worry about that too.