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

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

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?

  • 2,534patients have this condition
  • 21new patients joined this month
  • 1,472say Bipolar II is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 25
20s 464
30s 648
40s 652
50s 401
60s 132
70+ 19


Distribution of females vs. males

77% Females
23% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,050
20-29 years 383
30-39 years 185
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,952
Not Diagnosed 229

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