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Is recurrent depressive disorder and unipolar the same condition or disorder?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Depression
A depressive disorder can be unipolar (no maniac, hypomania or mixed states) or it can be part of a bipolar disorder.
Recurrent depressive disorder just means that there are multiple episodes of depression.

In brief: Depression
A depressive disorder can be unipolar (no maniac, hypomania or mixed states) or it can be part of a bipolar disorder.
Recurrent depressive disorder just means that there are multiple episodes of depression.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Depression
Not necessarily. Unipolar depression can be recurrent.
Recurrent can be any type, unipolar, bipolar or mixed type.

In brief: Depression
Not necessarily. Unipolar depression can be recurrent.
Recurrent can be any type, unipolar, bipolar or mixed type.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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