Bipolar I Disorder

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What is Bipolar I Disorder?

Bipolar I disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode. There may be episodes of hypomania or major depression as well. It is considered a sub-diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and conforms to the classic concept of manic-depressive illness.

What is it like to have Bipolar I Disorder?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Bipolar I Disorder and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
129
How many evaluations
97
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
124
How many evaluations
62
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
103
How many evaluations
59
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
93
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
How many evaluations
27
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
How many evaluations
30
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
How many evaluations
17
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Data from patients with Bipolar I Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Bipolar I Disorder

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
129
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 63 more
How many evaluations
97
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
How many have tried
124
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Tremor in hands Headaches 31 more
How many evaluations
62
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
How many have tried
103
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Tremor in hands Weight gain 40 more
How many evaluations
59
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
93
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nightmares
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
62
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Body Aches 17 more
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
How many have tried
42
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Aggression Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 5 more
How many evaluations
27
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
41
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Internal Restlessness (Akathisia) Weight gain 23 more
How many evaluations
30
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
41
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Cognitive confusion 4 more
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
35
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Morning sleepiness Anxious mood 8 more
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
How many have tried
34
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sweating Bruxism (teeth grinding) 4 more
How many evaluations
17
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Data from patients with Bipolar I Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bipolar I Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 33
20s 334
30s 515
40s 509
50s 370
60s 120
70+ 9

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 773
20-29 years 303
30-39 years 154
40-49 years 62
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,496
Not Diagnosed 228

These charts show data from Bipolar I patients who have completed their condition history
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