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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Treatments taken by people with Bipolar II Disorder

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

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
223
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (223) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
151
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (143) Insomnia (32)
5 more
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
109
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (108) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (95) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Anxious mood (57) Insomnia (8)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (57) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Depressed mood (28) Bipolar II Disorder (19)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (26) Depressed mood (19)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
Depressed mood (26) Bipolar II Disorder (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Bipolar II Disorder (11)
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

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

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (109 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 78 more
How many evaluations
114
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (223) Anxious mood (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (60 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Drowsiness 70 more
How many evaluations
82
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (143) Insomnia (32)
5 more
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty thinking Frustration 5 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (108) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Tremor in hands 56 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (95) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness 11 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Anxious mood (57) Insomnia (8)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Dizziness 37 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (57) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased appetite Headaches 17 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Depressed mood (28) Bipolar II Disorder (19)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Fatigue 33 more
How many evaluations
33
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (26) Depressed mood (19)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Fatigue 23 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Depressed mood (26) Bipolar II Disorder (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggression Apathy 15 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Bipolar II Disorder (11)
2 more

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 42
20s 570
30s 1,037
40s 1,227
50s 834
60s 285
70+ 34

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,442
20-29 years 543
30-39 years 275
40-49 years 118
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 6
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,755
Not Diagnosed 259

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