Bipolar II and the bipolar spectrum

@article{Skeppar2006BipolarIA,
  title={Bipolar II and the bipolar spectrum},
  author={Peter Skeppar and Rolf Adolfsson},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={26 - 7}
}
In studies made in the last decade, patients consulting doctors because of depression and anxiety have very often turned out to suffer from bipolar type II and similar conditions with alternating depression and hypomania/mania (the bipolar spectrum disorders - BP). Specifically, about every second patient seeking consultation because of depression has been shown to suffer from BP, mainly bipolar type II. BP is often concealed by other psychiatric conditions, e.g. recurrent depression, psychosis… 

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