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Is there a difference between bipolar disorder and bipolar depression?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: One pole

Bipolar disorder refers to an illness with both depressions and manias which occur over time, so bipolar depression refers to one pole of bipolar disorder.

In brief: One pole

Bipolar disorder refers to an illness with both depressions and manias which occur over time, so bipolar depression refers to one pole of bipolar disorder.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

A depression is an episode of bipolar disorder.
It is called bipolar because there are 2 poles: a mania in which energy is too high and thoughts too fast, and a depression. A bipolar depression just means a depression in someone who suffers from bipolar disorder.

In brief: No

A depression is an episode of bipolar disorder.
It is called bipolar because there are 2 poles: a mania in which energy is too high and thoughts too fast, and a depression. A bipolar depression just means a depression in someone who suffers from bipolar disorder.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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