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Bipolar type -II Disorder is characterized by one or more Major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode

The person with Bipolar II Disorder may not see his or her own behavior as out of the ordinary, but others around the person may see the behavior as erratic.

The classic form of the illness, which involves recurrent episodes of mania and depression, is called bipolar I disorder . Some people, however, never develop severe mania but instead experience milder episodes of hypomania that alternate with depression; this form of the illness is called bipolar II disorder.

Bipolar II -In Bipolar II disorder, the adolescent experiences episodes of hypomania between recurrent periods of depression. Hypomania is a markedly elevated or irritable mood accompanied by increased physical and mental energy that last 3-4 days. Bipolar II Disorder is 5-10 more common than Bipolar I Disorder.

Diagnosis criteria for Bipolar type-II Disorder are:

Many patients with bipolar disorder are initially misdiagnosed. This occurs most often either when a person with bipolar II disorder, whose hypomania is not recognized, is diagnosed with unipolar depression, or when a patient with severe psychotic mania is misjudged to have schizophrenia. Some of the diagnosis criteria are as follows:

  • Person may have one or more Major depressive episodes
  • Person have at least one Hypomanic episode
  • There has never been a manic or mixed episode
  • Another disorder is not responsible for symptoms
  • Bipolar II Disorder Symptoms cause distress or impair functioning

What are the types other than bipolar II disorder? Learn about various types of bipolar disorder.

Treatment of Bipolar II Disorder - Effective treatment is available for bipolar ii disorder.

What is the cause of Bipolar II Disorder? Learn about various causes of bipolar ii disorder such as family tree, your genes, loss of job, etc.

What are the symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder? There are various symptoms of bipolar ii disorder.

Bipolar II Disorder Fact

Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Disorder is the form of depressive illness in which the sufferer has periods of being on a high, as well as periods of depression.


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