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Bipolar, is that a type of anxiety disorder?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: No - Different
These are two different types of problems, although they can occur together. Bipolar disorder has to do with severe and often unpredictable mood swings.
Anxiety disorders have to do with a variety of problems that involve excessive worry, fearfulness, or panic.

In brief: No - Different
These are two different types of problems, although they can occur together. Bipolar disorder has to do with severe and often unpredictable mood swings.
Anxiety disorders have to do with a variety of problems that involve excessive worry, fearfulness, or panic.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is not an anxiety disorder, it's a mood disorder. Mood swings, irritabiliy, insomnia, impulsivity, and so on.
..There are different kinds, some more severe than others, .

In brief: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is not an anxiety disorder, it's a mood disorder. Mood swings, irritabiliy, insomnia, impulsivity, and so on.
..There are different kinds, some more severe than others, .
Dr. Patricia Lowrimore
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Dr. James Fox
It is an important distinction since the treatment for bipolar disorder is different from the treatment for depression and anxiety.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Bipolar disorder is in the mood disorder spectrum of illnesses.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive complulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.

In brief: No
Bipolar disorder is in the mood disorder spectrum of illnesses.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive complulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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