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
213
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (213) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
149
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (140) Insomnia (32)
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
90
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (90)
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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
62
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (61) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Depressed mood (29) Bipolar II Disorder (21)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Bipolar II Disorder (12)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
Insomnia (34) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (20) Depressed mood (18)
1 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

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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 (114 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 80 more
How many evaluations
119
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (213) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (66 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Drowsiness 68 more
How many evaluations
88
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (140) Insomnia (32)
5 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty thinking Frustration 4 more
How many evaluations
36
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 (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 55 more
How many evaluations
57
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (90)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness 9 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Anxious mood (57) Insomnia (8)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Latuda)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Dizziness 39 more
How many evaluations
53
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (61) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased appetite Headaches 19 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Depressed mood (29) Bipolar II Disorder (21)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggression Apathy 17 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Depressed mood (23) Bipolar II Disorder (12)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Groggy in morning Dizziness and feeling faint 8 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Insomnia (34) Bipolar II Disorder (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bipolar II Disorder (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Fatigue 28 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Bipolar II Disorder (20) Depressed mood (18)
1 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 29
20s 548
30s 1,041
40s 1,242
50s 883
60s 304
70+ 45

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1,468
20-29 years 548
30-39 years 279
40-49 years 119
50-59 years 29
60-69 years 7
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,798
Not Diagnosed 259

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