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Who is at risk for bipolar II disorder?

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Virtually anyone can develop bipolar II disorder. About 2.5% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of bipolar disorder -- nearly six million people. Most people are in their teens or early 20s when symptoms of bipolar disorder first start. Nearly everyone with bipolar II disorder develops it before age 50. People with an immediate family member who has bipolar are at higher risk.

From: Bipolar II Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

SOURCES: Moore, D. Mosby, 2004. National Institute of Mental Health web site: "Bipolar Disorder." Medical News Today: "Study Identifies Predictors Of Bipolar Disorders Risk." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Bipolar Disorder -- What Increases Your Risk."



Handbook of Medical Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 07, 2017

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