10 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible to have bipolar disorder without the depression?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The essential feature in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is a current or past manic or hypomanic episode.
There are several variants of bipolar disorder. Some people only have manic episodes while others have mostly depressive episodes with only having had 1 manic or hypomanic episode at a single point in time.

In brief: Yes
The essential feature in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is a current or past manic or hypomanic episode.
There are several variants of bipolar disorder. Some people only have manic episodes while others have mostly depressive episodes with only having had 1 manic or hypomanic episode at a single point in time.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
By definition, bipolar disorder involves both depression and mania.
Mania alone is referred to as unipolar mania.

In brief: No
By definition, bipolar disorder involves both depression and mania.
Mania alone is referred to as unipolar mania.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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