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Do people with bipolar snap easier when they are upset with someone?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: They can

First, mental illness is quite common affecting around a quarter to a third of the population.
Secondly, most folks with mental illnesses are not particularly violent. Next, it is true that a person with bipolar disorder may become irritable and volatile while their condition is not well controlled. Additionally, not all with that diagnosis actually have it. Finally, we should help those with it.

In brief: They can

First, mental illness is quite common affecting around a quarter to a third of the population.
Secondly, most folks with mental illnesses are not particularly violent. Next, it is true that a person with bipolar disorder may become irritable and volatile while their condition is not well controlled. Additionally, not all with that diagnosis actually have it. Finally, we should help those with it.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Snappy Bipolar

Bipolar people in a manic phase who are non-compliant with their medications or are abusing alcohol or illicit substances can sometimes get irritable & snappy.

In brief: Snappy Bipolar

Bipolar people in a manic phase who are non-compliant with their medications or are abusing alcohol or illicit substances can sometimes get irritable & snappy.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: BipolR

If diagnosis already made, very likely.

In brief: BipolR

If diagnosis already made, very likely.
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