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How can someone be diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder without having any manic/hypomanic episode ever?(just having depressive episodes)

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry
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In brief: Technically....

No. However some have proposed sub typing bipolar to include patients with depression and family histories of bipolar the initial episodes of bipolar disorder are often depression.
90% of patients will experience their first manic episode by age 50.

In brief: Technically....

No. However some have proposed sub typing bipolar to include patients with depression and family histories of bipolar the initial episodes of bipolar disorder are often depression.
90% of patients will experience their first manic episode by age 50.
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Dr. Daryl Tanski
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: A work in progress

Diagnoses are constantly being researched and revised.
The + view is that it is self correcting and gets better - the - view is that the pharma folk use it to make $ - the truth is probably a mix and much more too. I'm old enough to still think of manic depression. Seems bipolar includes that and has more too. A link that may help: http://www.Psycheducation.Org/depression/02_diagnosis.Html.

In brief: A work in progress

Diagnoses are constantly being researched and revised.
The + view is that it is self correcting and gets better - the - view is that the pharma folk use it to make $ - the truth is probably a mix and much more too. I'm old enough to still think of manic depression. Seems bipolar includes that and has more too. A link that may help: http://www.Psycheducation.Org/depression/02_diagnosis.Html.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Veena Govila
Internal Medicine

In brief: Bipolar disease

Diagnoses depends.
Mood disorder. Check with your dr. Are you getting treatment? There are many atypical presentations.

In brief: Bipolar disease

Diagnoses depends.
Mood disorder. Check with your dr. Are you getting treatment? There are many atypical presentations.
Dr. Veena Govila
Dr. Veena Govila
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