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Can people with bipolar have episodes of hypomania before depression as well as before mania?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The pattern of mood cycling varies both between individuals as well as within the same individual.
The pattern you describe is possible.

In brief: Yes

The pattern of mood cycling varies both between individuals as well as within the same individual.
The pattern you describe is possible.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This is the more common pattern of mania or hypomania followed by episodes of depression.
As patients get older the manias become shorter and less frequent while the depression gets longer and worse. This is why early treatment is so important to prevent this worsening.

In brief: Yes

This is the more common pattern of mania or hypomania followed by episodes of depression.
As patients get older the manias become shorter and less frequent while the depression gets longer and worse. This is why early treatment is so important to prevent this worsening.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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