Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified ( NOS )

Bipolar II Disorder

Index

Criteria
Definition
Mood Disorder Flow Chart
Treatment ( Psychotherapy )
Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )


Definition

Bipolar II Disorder is a mood disorder with a clinical course,that is characterized by at least one Major Depressive Episode(s) and at least one Hypomanic Episode(s).

ONSET:

Patients with early-onset (before 20, 25 or 30 years of age) bipolar II disorder had a significantly longer duration of illness and more recurrences compared with patients with late-onset (after 20, 25 or 30 years of age) bipolar II disorder.

COMMON:

No significant different between patients with early- and late-onset bipolar II disorder


Diagnostic Criteria - Mental Health made easy.

Bipolar II Disorder.

1. Had / having at least one Major Depressive Episode.

2. Had / having at least one Hypomanic Episode.

3. Never had a Manic or Mixed Episode.

4. The episodes, 1 or 2 above,are not from another disorder.

5. Clinically significant distress from symptoms,or impairment in work, social,or other areas of important functioning.

Specify using most recent episode:

Remission - Psychotic - Severity.
Catatonic Features
Melancholic Features
Atypical Features
Postpartum Onset

Specify:

Longitudinal.
Seasonal Pattern.
Rapid Cycling.


Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis


Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )

Atretol
Calam
Cibaliyh-S
Clonidine
Depakene
Epitol
Eskalith
Eskalith CR
Isoptin
Tegretol
Lithane
Lithobid
Nimodipine
Topomax


 
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