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what are the causes of death from bipolar depression?

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Dr. Basem Shlewiet
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Suicide is one : The risk of suicide is high in bipolar depression due to highly impulsive behaviors. Not to mention other results of self destructive behaviors. Drug use and so on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bipolar Disorder: The #1 cause of premature death in Bipolar Disorder is suicide. 1 study showed that people wi Bipolar D/O live (on average) 9 years

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