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Dr. Robert Grieco
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Bipolar Ii Disorder (Overview)

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 manic or mixed episodes.


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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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Dr. Robert Grieco
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Bipolar Ii Disorder (Overview)

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 manic or mixed episodes.


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My psychiatrists differ in diagnoses: bipolar II with gen. Anx disorder, ptsd plus panic - or plain vanilla depression only. Who do I believe?

My psychiatrists differ in diagnoses: bipolar II with gen. Anx disorder, ptsd plus panic - or plain vanilla depression only. Who do I believe?

Collaboration: Collaboration between providers who render care to the same patients is important for the safe practice of medicine. Ensure that your physicians/ providers have releases to discuss your case. Cement this with a verbal request that they discuss your diagnosis & your treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Bipolar ii disorder (Tip)

How do I deal with the extreme highs and lows of my emotional state? ...See more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Any recent news on treatment for bipolar II disorder?

Any recent news on treatment for bipolar II disorder?

Mood stabilizers: Nothing recent of particular note. Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient. ...Read more

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Can stress trigger bipolar II disorder?

Can stress trigger bipolar II disorder?

Not by itself: Our current understanding is that bipolar disorder (type 1 or 2) is essentially inbred, i.e., not caused by life stress or emotional trauma. But various stresses can trigger an episode in someone prone to it. These stresses can include drugs (stimulants, antidepressants), sleep deprivation, severe interpersonal stress, traumatic situations like combat, and so on. ...Read more

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Bipolar ii disorder (Tip)

If you are feeling "high" on your mood, pls check in with your doc asap ; avoid acting on impulse. ...See more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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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 the definition or description of: bipolar II disorder?

What is the definition or description of: bipolar II disorder?

Bipolar II Disorder: 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 manic or mixed episodes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more