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How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and bipolar 2 disorder different?

Mania: Patients with bipolar 11 disorder do not have full blown mania. They have symptoms that resemble mania but do not reach the threshold for mania. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc. ...Read more

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How is insight in bipolar disorder 2 ( hypomania )?

How is insight in bipolar disorder 2 ( hypomania )?

Not sure: Not sure what you're asking. Try to reword your answer, so we can help. ...Read more

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Is bipolar II disorder serious?

Is bipolar II disorder serious?

Yes, but treatable.: Yes, it is a serious condition and evidence shows that it can be just as debilitating as bipolar i disorder. It is, however, treatable by a qualified psychiatrist. Patients can live productive happy lives with the correct course of treatment. ...Read more

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What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

What is a more serious illness bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type?

No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bipolar type 2 vs borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between bipolar type 2 vs borderline personality disorder?

Mood swing duration: The two conditions have a lot of overlap although the more important distinctions are that bipolar disorder type two would imply that the patient will have changes in mood that would last weeks including either hypomania or depressed mood as opposed to changes in mood in the same day. Additionally, patients with borderline personality disorder are excessively reactive to closeness or abandonment. ...Read more

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How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?

How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?

Clinical exam: Although in the future we may have blood tests or functional MRI scans that can diagnose the disorder, for now the only way to diagnose bipolar is to see a counselor or doctor who can diagnose the condition based on history and exam. ...Read more

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How is schizoaffective disorder different from bipolar disorder 1?

How is schizoaffective disorder different from bipolar disorder 1?

More symptoms: For a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, one needs to have symptoms consistent with schizophrenia at one point as well as bipolar disorder at a different point in the same episode of illness. This can be tough to sort out unless you are seeing the same physician throughout the whole time. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic disorder is bipolar disorder?

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Which type of genetic disorder is bipolar disorder?

Genetics of Bipolar: Although results inconsistent, many earlier studies suggest chromosomal aberrations (specifically chromosome 6q & 8q21). Most studies suggested heterogeneity (several genes involved, specifically those for serotonin, Dopamine & glutamate. Also, there is strong correlation with advanced paternal age, suggesting genetic mutations. ...Read more

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How are bipolar 2 and bipolar depression different?

How are bipolar 2 and bipolar depression different?

Episode vs type: Bipolar 2 is the disease, often with hypomanic or mixed episodes rather than frank manic episodes. "bipolar depression" is simply a depressive episode for someone who has bipolar i or bipolar ii disease. ...Read more

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) treat type 1 and 2 bipolar disorder? I have severe depressive moods

Does seroquel (quetiapine) treat type 1 and 2 bipolar disorder? I have severe depressive moods

Bipolar Disorder: I feel empathy for your severe depressive moods Please see a Psychiatrist to determine whether you have bipolar disorder your type of bipolar, and the best bipolar treatment for you Seroquel treats both bipolar depression and bipolar mania. Have frequent psychotherapy to improve feelings of sadness, hopelessness, despair, resolve conflicts, for self-esteem and coping skills to deal with stressors ...Read more

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With bipolar type 1 disorder does hypomania always precede mania?

With bipolar type 1 disorder does hypomania always precede mania?

Not always: In type 1 bipolar disorder, the transition from normal (euthymic) mood to mania can be abrupt - without any preceding hypomania. ...Read more

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Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Medications vary: While different types of medication can be used to treat various aspects of borderline personality disorder, individual psychotherapy is the cornerstone treatment for this condition. Augmentation of individual therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), and group therapy may occur with medication classes including antidepressants and mood stabilizers including anticonvulsants and atypical antipsychotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bipolar disorder and schitzoaffective disorder bipolar type?

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and schitzoaffective disorder bipolar type?

Differentiation: In schizoaffective disorder, the person suffers ongoing psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or delusions whether or not a mood problem is present. However, they can certainly be sick with depression or mania too. In bipolar disorder, mood instability is the main problem. There are no psychotic symptoms unless in an active episode of depression or mania. ...Read more

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How are borderline personality and bipolar disorder different?

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How are borderline personality and bipolar disorder different?

Bipolar: Bipolar is manic depression. Borderline is personality disorder. Both can have mood shifts, depression phases, rage episodes & self-harm, but borderline features are more pervasive, persistent, rapid cycling and resistant. ...Read more

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Is personality disorder the same as borderline personality disorder?

Yes,: borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder. there are others e.g. naricisstic personality disorder, dependent personality disorder etc. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word is "can." it does not, and often will not, cause such a distortion. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Grieco
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Bipolar Ii Disorder (Definition)

Bipolar ii disorder is a mood disorder. It is characterized by a pattern of depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes -- but no full-blown ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more