Bipolar II disorder

Overview

Bipolar II disorder is a less severe type of bipolar disorder. It involves at least one depressive episode lasting at least two weeks and at least one hypomanic episode lasting at least four days.

Symptoms

Depressive symptoms include sadness or hopelessness. Hypomanic symptoms include a persistently elevated or irritable mood.

Treatments

Treatment includes counseling and medications, such as mood stabilizers.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use