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Bipolar II Disorder

Elizabeth Wise, M.D., Karen L. Swartz, M.D.
Bipolar II Disorder is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

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  • A chronic, treatable mood disorder with relapsing and remitting course characterized by depressive episodes and at least one hypomanic episode
  • Hypomania is characterized by period of elevated mood, elevated self attitude (e.g. self esteem or self confidence), and increased vital sense (physical and mental energy) that is uncharacteristic of the person at baseline.
  • Differs from mania because it is less severe and does not cause impairment in functioning, require hospitalization, or have psychotic features

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Last updated: October 29, 2017


Wise, Elizabeth , and Karen L Swartz. "Bipolar II Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787046/all/Bipolar_II_Disorder.
Wise E, Swartz KL. Bipolar II Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787046/all/Bipolar_II_Disorder. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Wise, E., & Swartz, K. L. (2017). Bipolar II Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787046/all/Bipolar_II_Disorder
Wise E, Swartz KL. Bipolar II Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787046/all/Bipolar_II_Disorder.
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