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Types Of Bipolar Disorder

Types of bipolar disorder

[vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD): Types Of Bipolar Disorder And Treatments [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bipolar spectrum disorders (BSD) is the name given to a group of conditions made up of three types of bipolar disorder, as described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in this 11 country 4 continent study of just over 61,000 people. There are three main types of bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder type I, the classic form Bipolar disorder type II Subthreshold bipolar disorder (also known as Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BD-NOS) or unspecified bipolar disorder) which accounts for a large proportion of those diagnosed with major depression. For example, one key study found that up to 40% of people with major depression suffered subthreshold bipolarity. Another large study of 43,000 people found that subthreshold hypomania is in more than 70% of pure clinical trial level major depressive disorder. There are also other subtypes which have organic causes such as brain injuries, tumour, medication or substance use disorders. These subtypes require treatment of the organic cause rather than the bipolar disorder itself. Rapid cycling is a pattern (4 or more distinct mood episodes over a year) that can occur in all types of bipolar disorder. Here, we will confine our explanation to the three main types of bipolar disorder: Type I, type II, and subthreshold.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] A landmark World Health Organisation (WHO) study showed that the disability burden of bipolar disorder in general is greater than all forms of cancer, epilepsy and all known neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no" css=".vc_custom_1670497978989{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mortality from bipolar disorder A study in the British Medical Journal shows that around 4 in 10 people with bipolar disorder die of heart attack an average 10 years earlier than the general population. The cardiac risk factors start at ages 18-34 as per the Journal of the American Heart Association Report. The British Medical Journal study also reported that almost 2 in 10 bipolar sufferers die of suicide or mishap. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bipolar Disorder Type I [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no" css=".vc_custom_1669711254555{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3" el_class="center"][vc_column_text]0.4% of the worldwide population has bipolar type II[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3" el_class="center"][vc_column_text]1.1% of the U.S. population has bipolar type I[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3" el_class="center"][vc_column_text]25% of all bipolar disorders are type I[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_scroll_icon="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bipolar disorder type I is more commonly known as ‘manic depression’. As a result, it is often assumed that manic depression is in fact the whole of bipolar disorder, but the reality is very different. The above WHO study found that 0.6% of the population...

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