Bipolar disorder II
Bipolar disorder II: Introduction
Bipolar disorder II: Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I disorder, with moods cycling between high and low over time. Here , depressive episodes are more frequent and more intense than manic episodes. It is believed to be underdiagnosed because hypomanic behavior often presents as high-functioning behavior.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Bipolar disorder II is available below.
Symptoms of Bipolar disorder II
- During a hypomanic episode, elevated mood can manifest itself as either euphoria (feeling "high") or as irritability.
- Symptoms during hypomanic episodes include:
- Flying suddenly from one idea to the next
- Rapid, "pressured" speech
- Increased energy, with hyperactivity and decreased need for sleep
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symptoms of Bipolar disorder II
Treatments for Bipolar disorder II
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder II?
Causes of Bipolar disorder II
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Bipolar disorder II: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Bipolar disorder II
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
Diseases...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,
it...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See misdiagnosis of eating...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders).
Failure to diagnose these anxiety...read more »
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Bipolar disorder II: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Bipolar disorder II: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bipolar disorder II
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