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How Do Bipolar Disorder Type I and Type II Differ?

Article Summary | February 10, 2020

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Traditionally, bipolar disorder type II (BDII) has been thought to be less severe—and less disabling—than bipolar disorder type I (BDI). Experts believe this characterization might be attributed to the fact that the mood elevation in BDII, known as hypomania, typically does not cause the significant impairment or psychosis caused by mania as is the case…

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