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What other disorders are tied to bipolar disorder?

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For many people with bipolar disorder, there is risk of having other psychiatric problems. Typically, these are alcohol and drug abuse, an anxiety disorder, an eating disorder, or a personality disorder.

An estimated 60% of all people with bipolar disorder have drug or alcohol problems. Drug abuse can mimic the symptoms of depression or mania, making it important to treat substance abuse problems in order to make an accurate diagnosis of bipolar or other mood disorders.

From: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Women's Studies."  

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program.

MedicineNet.com: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)."

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

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute for Mental Health: "Step-BD Women's Studies."  

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic & Research Program.

MedicineNet.com: "Bipolar Disorder (Mania)."

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

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on September 23, 2018

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