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Bipolar Disorders

Should there be three sub-forums for Bipolar since there are three of more different, but related mood disorders? They are: Bipolar I Disorder (mania or a mixed episode), Bipolar II Disorder (hypomania and depression), and Cyclothymia (hypomania and mild depression). I ask because I appear to have an untreated, undiagnosed Bipolar disorder (or acute hypomania), but one of my three brothers also has been diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder for about 7 years or so, but I am the polar opposite of him (pun intended) in personality and symptoms. Just like there are multiple types of diabetes and they require different care.

See this Care Guide for more details on the differences: http://www.vitals.com/education/careguides/bipolar-disorder?utm_source=bing&utm_campaign=labarks
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707563 tn?1455827280
Hi there!

We'd love to be able to support separate communities for each type of Bipolar, but at this time, we probably wouldn't be able to sustain each and have our members get the responses they need.

We hope you hang around, though. :)

Welcome to MedHelp!

Emily
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1551327 tn?1514049467
I've learned that jt is best to just have all come through one forum for bipolar disorder across the whole spectrum.  There isn't usually a lit of activity anyway and most of our members who help on th bipolar forum are familiar with at least type 1 and type 2 amd rapid cycling.  I am familiar with enough disorders, disturbances, ptsd, abuse, dysfunctional relationships, personality problems, cognitive issues of all kinds and cbt.  Just in case they need I am also a combat veteran, and can help solve some spiritual issues.  Bipolar episodes often add on some spiritual confusion, social anf cognitive problems, and can cause many other behavioral or relational problems.
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