Bipolar Disorder Myth & Fact #2 #MHM #MHAM

Myth

There is only one type of bipolar disorder.

Fact

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), there are seven types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar I – features at least one manic episode
  • Bipolar II – features at least one hypomanic episode
  • Cyclothymic Disorder – features hypomanic and depressive symptoms in rapid cycles
  • Substance/Medication-Induced Bipolar and Related Disorder
  • Bipolar and Related Due to Another Medical Condition
  • Other Specified Bipolar and Related Disorder
  • Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorder

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Check out the SITREP Mental Health resource page.

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