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How is manic depression different from bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: SAME

Same.

In brief: SAME

Same.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Same thing

Manic depression is the old term 4 the same illness.

In brief: Same thing

Manic depression is the old term 4 the same illness.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: NOT REALLY

The terms are interchangable.
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence.

In brief: NOT REALLY

The terms are interchangable.
Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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