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BIPOLAR AND RELATED DISORDERS1) Bipolar I disorder- more than one manic episode (and may be) accompanied/alternate bymajor depressive episode. MDP2) Bipolar II disorder- more than one major depressive episode accompanied byhypomanic episodes.3) Cyclothymic disorder- more than 2 years of many episodes of hypomania andMild/moderate depressive symptoms4)5) Bipolar disorder due to substance/medication,6) Bipolar disorder due to Another Medical ConditionBipolar disorder is a recurrent mood problem featuring one or more episodes ofmania/hypomania or mixed episodes of mania and depression.Bipolar disorder is distinct from major depressive disorder by virtue of a history of manic orhypomanic (milder and not psychotic ie no delusions, no hallucinations,) episodes.Other differences concern the nature of depression in bipolar disorder. Its depressive episodesare typically associated with an earlier age at onset, a greater likelihood of reversed vegetativesymptoms, more frequent episodes or recurrences, and a higher familial prevalence.(mean onsetage for bp1d is approximately 18yrs vs mid 20s in bp11d)Another noteworthy difference between bipolar and non bipolar groups is the differentialtherapeutic effect of lithium salts and other mood stabilizers, which are more helpful for bipolardisorder.*A bridge between depressive disorders and scz spectrum + other psychotic disorders?Mania is derived from a French word that literally means crazed or frenzied. The moodd

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