Bipolar II Disorder Directory
Bipolar II disorder is similar to bipolar I in that moods change between high and low, but in bipolar II, rather than experiencing mania, a person experiences hypomania, a less severe type of mania. Many people with bipolar II disorder also have depression. Symptoms of hypomania include rapid, loud speech, increased energy, decreased sleep, and rapidly changing ideas. This can lead to dangerous behavior. Treatments include lithium, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how bipolar II disorder is caused, symptoms of hypomania, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Bipolar II Disorder
WebMD explains bipolar II disorder -- also known as manic depression. Plus, symptoms, treatments, and how bipolar II is different from other types of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar Disorder Myths and Facts
If you have bipolar disorder, it's important to be clear-eyed about what the disease is and how it affects you. Learn how to separate fact from fiction for an illness that's often shrouded in myth.
Bipolar Spectrum: Categories of Bipolar Disorder
WebMD explains the bipolar spectrum, what it means, and how bipolar is categorized.
Women With Bipolar Disorder
WebMD describes the unique concerns for women with bipolar disorder, including treatment of bipolar disorder during pregnancy.