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Is bipolar disorder and somatoform disorder the same?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bipolar disorder refers to mood swings, while somatoform disorder refers to emotional conflict manifesting itself in physical symptoms.

In brief: No
Bipolar disorder refers to mood swings, while somatoform disorder refers to emotional conflict manifesting itself in physical symptoms.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
These are separate issues.
Bipolar disorder has to do with severe mood relates problems. Somatoform disorder is often associated with depression but it primarily has to do with an unreasonable focus and concern about specific somatic complaints.

In brief: No
These are separate issues.
Bipolar disorder has to do with severe mood relates problems. Somatoform disorder is often associated with depression but it primarily has to do with an unreasonable focus and concern about specific somatic complaints.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Somatoform/Bipolar
Nope. Bipolar is mood disorder, while Somatoform disorder is a psychosomatic disorder.

In brief: Somatoform/Bipolar
Nope. Bipolar is mood disorder, while Somatoform disorder is a psychosomatic disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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