bipolar disorder

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Related to Bipolar II Disorder: hypomania, cyclothymia, Bipolar I Disorder
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Bipolar II Disorder is characterized by episodes of hypomania and depression.
Major finding: Compared with bipolar II disorder patients whose hypomania lasts at least 4 days, patients with episodes of shorter duration scored 14% lower on the Mood Swings Questionnaire and 8% lower on the Mood Disorders Questionnaire, significant but slight differences.
The pair have endured a torrid time, with Michael battling cancer in 2010 and Catherine struggling with bipolar II disorder - also known as manic depression.
Bipolar I disorder affects men and women equally, while bipolar II disorder is more common in women.
It was one of Catherine Zeta-Jones' first public appearances, and her first on a red carpet, since voluntarily checking in to a treatment facility for further help managing her bipolar II disorder.
Some people, however, never develop severe mania but instead experience milder episodes, called hypomania, that alternate with depression; this form of the illness is called bipolar II disorder.
The two-time Oscar winner, who was at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his new film Behind The Candelebra, revealed the Welsh actress has completed her latest treatment for Bipolar II disorder.
Ms Hudson told Wales on Sunday: "When Catherine first sought treatment for bipolar II disorder, we had many people who were affected by mood swings making calls to us for the fist time.
Michael Douglas fully supports Catherine Zeta-Jones' decision to seek treatment for her bipolar II disorder again.
At the time, her rep had revealed that the beauty had "made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder.
She was treated for bipolar II disorder in 2011 and Douglas had been suffering from cancer during the past few years.
Patients over 18 years of age with a well-established diagnosis of bipolar II disorder according to DSM-IV-TR criteria (21,22), who had remained clinically stable for at least the last month were recruitet.
The Welsh star has bipolar II disorder, a less severe form of bipolar I disorder which involves mood swings between depression and a kind of manic elation.
Summary: Catherine Zeta-Jones checked herself into rehab to be treated for bipolar II disorder, after helping her husband battle cancer.