Is panic disorder commonly associated with bipolar?

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Committed2Life
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if panic disorder is common with bipolar? I have had panic attacks in the past. Under control now, but I do sometimes get extremely anxious.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
C2L,

Think panic disorder is a common thing, wether one has BP or not. But yes, a lot of people who have BP do have anxiety/panic disorder, I don't know why though. I too have A/P and somedays are better than others, but for the most part it is under control. Even though it took a long time to get here.
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   Posted 10/2/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
i have been told that along with my BP u ahve anxiety/depression too on top of it. its the anxiety that gets me most and i do have meds to take when i get anxious.
i do suppose that it could judt be a part of your BP also, i dont see why not
 
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   Posted 10/2/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
C2L,

Hi and welcome to the site.

Here's a quote from Internet Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-md02.html

"Comorbidity (more than one disorder) is the rule, not the exception, in bipolar disorder. The most common mental disorders that co-occur with bipolar disorder are anxiety, substance use, and conduct disorders. Disorders of eating, sexual behavior, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and impulse control, as well as autism spectrum disorders and Tourette's disorder, co-occur with bipolar disorder. The most common general medical comorbidities are migraine, thyroid illness, obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Associated Mental Disorders

Bipolar I Disorder is often associated with: alcoholism, drug addiction, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Phobia. "
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Anxiety has been one of my best friends for years and years and years. I remember having migraines as a very young child because of my anxiety. The first time I visited a doctor about a mental health issue was for panic attacks. I bet this is true for MANY of us.
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