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Does my cousin have bipolar disorder if she's been married and divorced 4 times?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: It's Possible
In and of itself, divorce does not automatically mean that someone has bipolar disorder.
However, characteristics of bipolar disorder include impulsivity and risk-taking behaviors, including poor decisions in relationships. So, in someone who has been divorced 4 times, the possibility of bipolar disorder should be considered. Obviously, this diagnosis would require other symptoms as well.

In brief: It's Possible
In and of itself, divorce does not automatically mean that someone has bipolar disorder.
However, characteristics of bipolar disorder include impulsivity and risk-taking behaviors, including poor decisions in relationships. So, in someone who has been divorced 4 times, the possibility of bipolar disorder should be considered. Obviously, this diagnosis would require other symptoms as well.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Divorce is not a symptom of bipolar disorder.
But if she married and divorced the same person, i would be suspicious that one of them had bipolar.

In brief: No
Divorce is not a symptom of bipolar disorder.
But if she married and divorced the same person, i would be suspicious that one of them had bipolar.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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