PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How does bipolar disorder differ between women and men?

ANSWER

There are some differences between the sexes in the way the condition is experienced.

For example, a woman is likely to have more symptoms of depression than mania. And female hormones and reproductive factors may influence the condition and its treatment.

From: Women With Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder."

Cornell University: "Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder."

Isimaru-Tseng, T.V. J 2000; vol 59: pp 51-53. Hawaii Med

Blehar, M.C. 1998; vol 34: pp 239-243. Psychopharmacol Bull,

University of Hawaii System: "Mental Illness and Menopause:

A Patient and Family Perspective."

Freeman, M.P. , 2002; vol 63: pp 284-287. J Clin Psychiatry

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder."

FDA Drug Safety Communication.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Bipolar Disorder."

Cornell University: "Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder."

Isimaru-Tseng, T.V. J 2000; vol 59: pp 51-53. Hawaii Med

Blehar, M.C. 1998; vol 34: pp 239-243. Psychopharmacol Bull,

University of Hawaii System: "Mental Illness and Menopause:

A Patient and Family Perspective."

Freeman, M.P. , 2002; vol 63: pp 284-287. J Clin Psychiatry

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Managing Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder."

FDA Drug Safety Communication.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 6, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

How does bipolar disorder affect PMS?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: