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A 49-year-old male asked:

Does bipolar nos usually require medical treatment or is it a very mild form of bipolar disorder that normally requires no medication?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Diagnosis: The NOS designation does not relate to severity of illness and treatment recommendation can still include prescription medication
Dr. Robert Kravis
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
No: I agree with Dr. Tansky's response indicating that the designation NOS has nothing to do with the seriousness of the illness and that medication may still be required.

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Last updated May 17, 2014

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