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What are hypomanic episodes like for people with bipolar II disorder?

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People who are hypomanic are often fun to be around. They can often seem like the "life of the party" -- making jokes, taking an intense interest in other people and activities, and spreading their positive mood. But hypomania can also lead to erratic and unhealthy behavior. And sometimes it becomes mania, which is part of bipolar I disorder. Untreated, hypomania symptoms continue for a few days to a few months. Most people with bipolar II disorders feel depressed more often than hypomanic.

From: Bipolar II Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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