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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Bipolar Disorder

Depression, extreme mood or personality changes, or episodes of intense or unusually high energy seen in bipolar disorder can be caused by many disorders. Other possible causes for these types of symptoms include:

It is also possible that certain serious medical conditions, such as a brain tumor, can cause a change in personality or behavior. You or your loved one should seek treatment for these symptoms. Be sure to discuss all your symptoms with your doctor. This will help him or her make an accurate diagnosis.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as of March 1, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 01, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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