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If I had bipolar disorder, what things bring out the depression symptoms of bipolar disoder?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Sometimes a depressive episode for someone with bipolar disorder can come out of nowhere.
Other times, a depressive episode may follow a manic or hypomanic episode. Situations and events that are stressful, chronic stress, or drugs and alcohol, among other things can also lead to a depressive episode. It is important to maintain wellness and healthy activities to prevent these episodes.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes a depressive episode for someone with bipolar disorder can come out of nowhere.
Other times, a depressive episode may follow a manic or hypomanic episode. Situations and events that are stressful, chronic stress, or drugs and alcohol, among other things can also lead to a depressive episode. It is important to maintain wellness and healthy activities to prevent these episodes.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar depression

Disappointments or losses, substance abuse, medical problems such as low thyroid function, medications.

In brief: Bipolar depression

Disappointments or losses, substance abuse, medical problems such as low thyroid function, medications.
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