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If one has one hypomanic and one depressive episode, is that enough for a bipolar 2 diagnosis?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar 2
Yes. That is the minimum required to make a diagnosis.

In brief: Bipolar 2
Yes. That is the minimum required to make a diagnosis.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
In brief: Suggestive perhaps
I doubt that any serious emotional disorder can be confidently diagnosed on the basis of two brief episodes of emotional imbalance.
A recurring pattern is needed.

In brief: Suggestive perhaps
I doubt that any serious emotional disorder can be confidently diagnosed on the basis of two brief episodes of emotional imbalance.
A recurring pattern is needed.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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