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04/29/2012 05:08 PM

Bipolar 1 & 2

Joy75
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I thought this was a pretty good diagram of the differences in bipolar 1 & bipolar 2.

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04/29/2012 05:29 PM
zookpr
 
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So does this say major depression is common in both? It doesnt however show how much time is spent in depression by the 2 which. It would be wonderful to see that as well. I definitely feel i spend more time in the depression phase that my bipolar I counterparts

04/29/2012 05:43 PM
hunkydorie
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I have bipolar 2 and for myself the depression aspect is more problematic. I haven't been in a deep depression for a while now, but when I was I was catatonic. It was awful. So, I guess when I get depressed...I get really depressed. Now that I've been on a good cocktail regimen I have been doing well without having the deep depression. I don't know a whole lot about bipolar 1 where depression is concerned but I'm sure that there can be a component there in either spectrum of 1 and 2.

04/30/2012 02:03 AM
mem4809

I too find that the Depression is more 85% for me and 15% for the other.

04/30/2012 05:56 AM
InvisibleMe
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Thanks for sharing the diagram, Joy. It really does help see the similarities and differences in the 2 disorders.

05/01/2012 03:47 AM
RickEJ
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Think there should be a little more green on our side. Just from my experience over the years it seems major depression is more prevalent in BPII than in BPI. Could be wrong, I know for me major depression has always been a problem for me.
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