bipolar disorder

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bipolar disorder

A mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes typically alternating with depressive episodes. Also called manic-depressive disorder.

bipolar disorder


bipolar affective disorder


bipolar syndrome

(Psychiatry) a mental health problem characterized by an alternation between extreme euphoria and deep depression

bipo′lar disor′der

an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with depression, usu. interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood; manic-depressive illness.
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Noun1.bipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depressionbipolar disorder - a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
cyclic disorder, cyclothymia, cyclothymic disorder - a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time
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In addition, VRAYLAR (cariprazine) is approved in the US to treat manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults.
LATUDA is indicated for monotherapy treatment of adult and pediatric patients (10 to 17 years) with major depressive episode associated with bipolar I disorder (bipolar depression) and adjunctive treatment with lithium or valproate In adult patients with bipolar depression.
[4] Because of psychotic symptoms, 31% of patients with bipolar I disorder were mistakenly diagnosed as having other disorders with obvious psychotic symptoms such as schizophrenia or substance use induced psychotic disorders.[5] The reason for this may be related to clinical practitioners who believe that Schneider's first rank symptoms are specific symptoms of schizophrenia.[6] Patients with bipolar II disorder were usually misdiagnosed as having unipolar depression.[7] The reason might be related to the disease characteristics of bipolar disorder.
Sociodemographic and clinical features of patients with bipolar I disorder in Turkey-HOME study.
Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with bipolar I disorder: comparison between subjective and objective measures.
About 10% of women had a bipolar disorder diagnosis, including 19 with bipolar I disorder, 10 with bipolar II disorder, and 5 with bipolar not otherwise specified.
(2008) Sequencing of substance use and affective morbidity in 166 first-episode bipolar I disorder patients.
The classic form of bipolar disorder, 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, called hypomania, that alternate with depression; this form of the illness is called bipolar II disorder.
To diagnose bipolar I disorder in adolescents, adult criteria (DSM-IV) are used except that (NICE Guidelines, 2006):
Mother-of-two Catherine has bipolar II disorder, a less severe form of bipolar I disorder which involves mood swings between depression and a kind of manic elation.
* An ongoing study exploring the genetic roots of bipolar disease is seeking individuals who have experienced the severe form of mania (bipolar I disorder) and are willing to be interviewed and donate a blood sample.
They found, consistent with previous research, that roughly 1% of ECA respondents met criteria for bipolar I disorder and another 0.5% for bipolar II disorder.