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With bipolar type 1 disorder does hypomania always precede mania?
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Dr. Erik Messamore
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
In type 1 bipolar disorder, the transition from normal (euthymic) mood to mania can be abrupt - without any preceding hypomania.

In brief: Not always
In type 1 bipolar disorder, the transition from normal (euthymic) mood to mania can be abrupt - without any preceding hypomania.
Dr. Erik Messamore
Dr. Erik Messamore
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Often mood may elevate somewhat slowly so that one is hypomanic on the way to mania.
But often, too, the transition to mania is so abrupt that any intermediate state is too short-lived to matter. That said, someone with bipolar I who becomes manic should be concerned that it is an intermediate stage with more severe symptoms to come.

In brief: Not necessarily
Often mood may elevate somewhat slowly so that one is hypomanic on the way to mania.
But often, too, the transition to mania is so abrupt that any intermediate state is too short-lived to matter. That said, someone with bipolar I who becomes manic should be concerned that it is an intermediate stage with more severe symptoms to come.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bipolar
Not necessarily, but appears more in bipolar type 2 younger females, at least from my experience.

In brief: Bipolar
Not necessarily, but appears more in bipolar type 2 younger females, at least from my experience.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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