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I have bipolar and I was wondering if it leads to demintia ?
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
It doesn't.

In brief: No
It doesn't.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar
No direct correlation.

In brief: Bipolar
No direct correlation.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Vadim Baram
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no correlation between dementia and bipolar disorder.

In brief: No
There is no correlation between dementia and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Vadim Baram
Dr. Vadim Baram
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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Bipolar disorder and dementia are two separate and independent disease processes.
Having bipolar disorder does not increase the risk of dementia.

In brief: No
Bipolar disorder and dementia are two separate and independent disease processes.
Having bipolar disorder does not increase the risk of dementia.
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartz
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar dementia
There is cognitive impairment associated, but it is not at the same rate or pattern because of differing mechanism of action as with other types such as alzheimer's, vascular, alcohol induced, other or even schizophrenia.

In brief: Bipolar dementia
There is cognitive impairment associated, but it is not at the same rate or pattern because of differing mechanism of action as with other types such as alzheimer's, vascular, alcohol induced, other or even schizophrenia.
Dr. Daniel Acosta Jr
Dr. Daniel Acosta Jr
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: It does not
However, life long untreated bipolar often leads to a progressive decline in overall functioning.
When treated properly, people with bipolar lead normal, high functioning lives.

In brief: It does not
However, life long untreated bipolar often leads to a progressive decline in overall functioning.
When treated properly, people with bipolar lead normal, high functioning lives.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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