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What are possible bipolar spectrum conditions?

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Mental or behavioral conditions that share some common features with bipolar disorder, and are sometimes included within a possible bipolar spectrum, include:

  • Highly recurrent or treatment-resistant depression
  • Impulsive disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Childhood behavioral disorders

From: What Is the Bipolar Spectrum? WebMD Medical Reference

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


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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 June 11, 2019

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