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.

What is it like to have Bipolar II 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 II Disorder and its symptoms?

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

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
230
How many evaluations
106
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
186
How many evaluations
82
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
114
How many evaluations
40
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
104
How many evaluations
57
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
How many evaluations
40
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
How many evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
How many evaluations
29
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Data from patients with Bipolar II Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Bipolar II Disorder

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

(Apo-Lamotrigine, Epitec, Lamez) 14 more
How many have tried
230
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Cognitive impairment 55 more
How many evaluations
106
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
186
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Drowsiness 68 more
How many evaluations
82
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
114
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Emotional tension Lethargy 6 more
How many evaluations
40
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lithium, Camcolit, Carbolithium) 18 more
How many have tried
104
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 46 more
How many evaluations
57
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
69
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 4 more
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify, Abilify Discmelt, Amirozole) 1 more
How many have tried
54
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Restlessness Dizziness 37 more
How many evaluations
40
Treatment name(s)

(Aplenzin, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL) 12 more
How many have tried
54
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches Irritability 18 more
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
50
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Dizziness 12 more
How many evaluations
25
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
49
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness and feeling faint 6 more
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
40
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 22 more
How many evaluations
29
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Data from patients with Bipolar II Disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bipolar II Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 25
20s 461
30s 654
40s 696
50s 434
60s 151
70+ 19

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,089
20-29 years 392
30-39 years 189
40-49 years 85
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,020
Not Diagnosed 236

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