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What is the difference between bipolar disorder and depression?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Periods of mania

In addition to episodes of depression bipolar pts have episodes of hyperactivity impulsiveness irritability suspended judgement hyper sexuality euphoria etc this is important because bipolar pts do better on mood stabilizers and antidepressants may push them into a manic episode.

In brief: Periods of mania

In addition to episodes of depression bipolar pts have episodes of hyperactivity impulsiveness irritability suspended judgement hyper sexuality euphoria etc this is important because bipolar pts do better on mood stabilizers and antidepressants may push them into a manic episode.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar shows episodes of mania alternating with episodes of depression.
Being in depressed phase, u need evaluation for possible adjunctive antidepressant.

In brief: Bipolar

Bipolar shows episodes of mania alternating with episodes of depression.
Being in depressed phase, u need evaluation for possible adjunctive antidepressant.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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