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Is bipolar II disorder serious?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matthew Keener
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar 2
Like most illnesses, it is treatable & can stabilize for many years, as long as patient is compliant, socially doing well, and has good support system.

In brief: Bipolar 2
Like most illnesses, it is treatable & can stabilize for many years, as long as patient is compliant, socially doing well, and has good support system.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but...
Yes, bipolar ii can adversely affect the course of one's life, especially relationships.
It can also be very greatly helped by modern medications plus psychotherapy. However, there is a strong relationship between bipolar, and certain kinds of creativity. The best approach is to treat the adverse symptoms, but look for the silver lining and integrate it.

In brief: Yes, but...
Yes, bipolar ii can adversely affect the course of one's life, especially relationships.
It can also be very greatly helped by modern medications plus psychotherapy. However, there is a strong relationship between bipolar, and certain kinds of creativity. The best approach is to treat the adverse symptoms, but look for the silver lining and integrate it.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It can significantly affect one's life.

In brief: Yes
It can significantly affect one's life.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar II
If chronic, resistant to treatment and complicated by factors such as substance abuse or rapid cycling.

In brief: Bipolar II
If chronic, resistant to treatment and complicated by factors such as substance abuse or rapid cycling.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If left untreated
it can cause many other co-morbid phsychatric afflictions.

In brief: If left untreated
it can cause many other co-morbid phsychatric afflictions.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Bipolar
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. Either of these types of bipolar disorder can be life threatening.

In brief: Bipolar
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe.
There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. Either of these types of bipolar disorder can be life threatening.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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