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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me are the mood changes in bipolar disorder brought on by certain things or do they happen randomly?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Both: Stress can exacerbate the course of illness in bipolar disorder. Sources vary...Financial, relationship, other health conditions, occupation, academics. Episodes can also occur in the absence of stress. This is more likely later in the course of illness.
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