Bipolar I

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Bipolar I Disorder— defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: 08-Bipolar I
Diagnosis: This requires just one full manic episode where the individual may be “high” for several days.
US Patients: 1% of the US population in their lifetimes.
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Symptoms: Typically it will be followed by one or more depressive stretches of time.
Progression: Relatively good, may last 6 months or 25% go to PTSD or Major Depressive Disorder
Medications:Can be reduced by other prescribed drugs.

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