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What are the types of bipolar disorder?

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Bipolar I disorder involves periods of severe mood episodes from mania to depression. Bipolar II disorder has milder episodes of hypomania that alternate with periods of severe depression.

Other forms of bipolar disorder include:

  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • "Mixed features"
  • Rapid-cycling

From: Types of Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)." 

WebMD Assess Plus: Bipolar Disorder Assessment. 

National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Effects of Untreated Depression." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

SOURCES: 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)." 

WebMD Assess Plus: Bipolar Disorder Assessment. 

National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Womens Studies." 

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program. 

MedicineNet: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "Effects of Untreated Depression." 

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Bipolar Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

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