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Will manic episodes in bipolar disorder become more frequent and intense and severe as the disease progresses?
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably so w/o Rx
Bipolar disorder is believed to exhibit a kindling phenomenon, where each untreated mood episode (it doesn't matter if it is manic or depressive) is likely to increase the probability that the next mood episode will occur with a shorter interval than the last one and will last longer. Again, this presumes no treatment.

In brief: Probably so w/o Rx
Bipolar disorder is believed to exhibit a kindling phenomenon, where each untreated mood episode (it doesn't matter if it is manic or depressive) is likely to increase the probability that the next mood episode will occur with a shorter interval than the last one and will last longer. Again, this presumes no treatment.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bipolar
Possible, especially if untreated or complicated by physical illnesses or advanced age.

In brief: Bipolar
Possible, especially if untreated or complicated by physical illnesses or advanced age.
Dr. Alan Ali
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