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
Bupropion, Citalopram, Sertraline
Quetiapine, Lorazepam, Gaviscon Extra Strength
Individual Therapy
Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam
Modafinil, Methylphenidate, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Divalproex sodium, Ziprasidone
Trazodone, Quetiapine, Zolpidem
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Gabapentin

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

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

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


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


(Lithmax, Lithionit, Maniprex, Lithionate)


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


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


(Zedan, Amirozole, Abilify Discmelt, Abilify)




(Yentreve, Cymgen, Yelate, Cymbalta)


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


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


(Pramatis, Es Pramcit, Loxalate, Esopram)


(Zeldox, Geodon)


(Ran-Citalo, Depramil, Citalec, Co-Citalopram)


(Oxtellar XR, Oleptal, Trileptal)


(Venlalic XL, Zarelis, Venlor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR)


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

Who has Bipolar II Disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2,483 patients have this condition
  • 17 new patients joined this month
  • 1,434 say Bipolar II is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 27
20s 469
30s 650
40s 620
50s 387
60s 120
70+ 18


Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,033
20-29 years 377
30-39 years 183
40-49 years 82
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,920
Not Diagnosed 229

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