bipolar II mood disorder


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Related to bipolar II mood disorder: Bipolar 2

bipolar II mood disorder

A mood disorder characterized by the occurrence of one or more major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode. If manic or mixed episode mood disorders are present, the diagnosis of bipolar I cannot be supported. Episodes of substance-induced mood disorder or a mood disorder due to drugs or exposure to toxins preclude the diagnosis of bipolar II mood disorder. In addition, the symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The specifiers “hypomanic” or “depressed” indicate the current or most recent episode.
See also: mood disorder