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What are overlapping symptoms of bipolar spectrum conditions and bipolar disorder?

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Symptoms that may overlap between bipolar spectrum conditions and bipolar disorder include:

  • Depression with very sudden or frequent mood swings
  • Prolonged irritability
  • Impulsivity
  • Euphoria and high energy

From: What Is the Bipolar Spectrum? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Patten, S. November2008. Paris, J. , June 2009. Angst, J. March2007.


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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

SOURCES: Patten, S. November2008. Paris, J. , June 2009. Angst, J. March2007.


Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Harvard Review of PsychiatryBritish Journal of Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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