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bucci
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   Posted 1/10/2010 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
can someone tell me difference between bipolar I and II ?
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tortoise11
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   Posted 1/10/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Bipoar 1 is slower cycling, full manias, with psychotic features.
 
Bipolar 2 is rapid cycling, without full mania, and without psychotic features.

serafena
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi bucci,


Here are some links which explain the difference more completely:
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml#pub7

www.mayoclinic.com/health/bipolar-disorder/DS00356/DSECTION=symptoms

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"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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