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What does depressive bipolar disorder mean?

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The word "depressive" describes the times when someone with bipolar disorder feels very sad or depressed. Those symptoms are the same as those described in major depressive disorder or "clinical depression," a condition in which someone never has manic or hypomanic episodes.

Most people with bipolar disorder spend more time with depressive symptoms than manic or hypomanic symptoms.

From: Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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