• APRIL APRIL
    October 25, 2009
    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIPOLAR 1 AND BIPOLAR 2?
    APRIL APRIL
    October 25, 2009

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  • John McManamy
    Health Guide
    October 30, 2009
    John McManamy
    Health Guide
    October 30, 2009

    Hi, April. Quick answer: The threshold for BP I is a manic episode (which tend to be 911 situations) while for BP II the threshold is hypomania (regarded as mania lite). But don't be fooled into thinking BP II is a milder form of bipolar. For both BP I and BP II, depression is the more disabling and pervasive and life-threatening part of the illness. For those with BP II, their lives may seem to be nothing but depression, which may make them wish for mania to break things up. Those are the basics. I encourage you to do your own research.


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