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
200
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (200) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
135
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (126) Insomnia (30)
5 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
99
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (98) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
86
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (86)
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (64) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
55
Tried for
Anxious mood (52) Insomnia (5)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Depressed mood (31) Bipolar II Disorder (21)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Bipolar II Disorder (12)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
Pain (26) Bipolar II Disorder (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
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 (117 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Drowsiness 78 more
How many evaluations
120
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (200) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (58 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Drowsiness 62 more
How many evaluations
78
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (126) Insomnia (30)
5 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Crying Difficulty thinking 5 more
How many evaluations
43
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (98) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 48 more
How many evaluations
50
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (86)
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Dizziness 40 more
How many evaluations
57
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (64) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sedation 11 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Anxious mood (52) Insomnia (5)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased appetite Anxious mood 20 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Depressed mood (31) Bipolar II Disorder (21)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggression Apathy 18 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Bipolar II Disorder (12)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Confusion 28 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Pain (26) Bipolar II Disorder (7)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Groggy in morning Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Insomnia (35) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
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 28
20s 547
30s 1,034
40s 1,265
50s 904
60s 313
70+ 45

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,487
20-29 years 547
30-39 years 282
40-49 years 125
50-59 years 28
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,825
Not Diagnosed 259

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