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
Quetiapine, Zolpidem, Trazodone
Lorazepam, Alprazolam, Clonazepam
Bupropion, Sertraline, Citalopram
Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Happy Camper Herbal Blend
Lithium Aspartate, Lorazepam, Alprazolam
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Methylphenidate, Modafinil
Olanzapine, Mindfulness, Quetiapine
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin
Haloperidol, L-Tyrosine
Nothing reported yet
Haloperidol, Ziprasidone, Chlorpromazine
Quetiapine, Haloperidol, Risperidone

What do patients take to treat Bipolar I Disorder and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Psychosexual therapy, Psychiatrist and Psychologist, Integrative Counselling, Licensed Social Worker)


(Lamictal Starter Kit (Orange), Lamictal Green, Lamogine, Lamez)


(Ratio-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor, Cobalt-Quetiapine)


(Lithmax, Lithosun, Lithionit, Maniprex)


(Zedan, Amirozole, Abilify Discmelt, Abilify)


(Divalproex sodium ER, Epival, Encorate chrono, Divalproex DR)


(Perizal, Buzon, Risperdal Quicklets, Risperdal M-Tab)




(Forfivo XL, Voxra, Novo-Bupropion, Voxra)




(Yentreve, Cymgen, Yelate, Cymbalta)


(Novo-Olanzapine, Teva Olanzapine, Zyprexa Zydis, Zyprexa)


(Clonotril, APO Clonazepam, Rivotril drops, Klonopin Wafer)


(Oxtellar XR, Oleptal, Trileptal)


(Epitol, Carbamazepine XR, Shire Carbamazepine, Hermolepsin retard)


These charts show data from Bipolar I patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bipolar I Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,952 patients have this condition
  • 15 new patients joined this month
  • 1,172 say Bipolar I is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 44
20s 347
30s 500
40s 481
50s 326
60s 94
70+ 5


Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 740
20-29 years 293
30-39 years 151
40-49 years 57
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,435
Not Diagnosed 228

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