Bipolar II Disorder

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What is Bipolar II Disorder?

Bipolar II disorder is a bipolar spectrum disorder characterized by at least one hypomanic episode and at least one major depressive episode; with this disorder, depressive episodes are more frequent and more intense than manic episodes.

Common symptoms reported by people with Bipolar II Disorder

Common symptoms
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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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Treatments taken by people with Bipolar II Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
227
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (226) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
183
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (165) Insomnia (43)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
115
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (113) Depressed mood (3)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
107
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (106) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Anxious mood (59) Insomnia (12)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (30) Depressed mood (23)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Depressed mood (33) Bipolar II Disorder (23)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
Insomnia (47) Bipolar II Disorder (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Anxious mood (43) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Depressed mood (30) Bipolar II Disorder (16)
2 more

Data from patients with Bipolar II Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Bipolar II Disorder

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (90 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Cognitive impairment 55 more
How many evaluations
106
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (226) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Drowsiness 69 more
How many evaluations
82
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (165) Insomnia (43)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Emotional tension Lethargy 6 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (113) Depressed mood (3)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 46 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (106) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 4 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Anxious mood (59) Insomnia (12)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Restlessness Dizziness 37 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (30) Depressed mood (23)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Irritability 18 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Depressed mood (33) Bipolar II Disorder (23)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Dizziness 12 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Insomnia (47) Bipolar II Disorder (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 7 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Anxious mood (43) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 22 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Depressed mood (30) Bipolar II Disorder (16)
2 more

Data from patients with Bipolar II Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
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Who has Bipolar II Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 24
20s 460
30s 655
40s 699
50s 444
60s 152
70+ 20

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,094
20-29 years 394
30-39 years 188
40-49 years 87
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,028
Not Diagnosed 238

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