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Bipolar Disorder Statistics

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Bipolar (sometimes spelled Bi-Polar) disorder is a condition in which people experience intermittent abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and, in many cases, abnormally depressed states for periods of time in a way that interferes with functioning.
Bipolar Disorder Statistics Data
Total number of US adults who are currently diagnosed as Bi-Polar 5,890,000
Percent of US adults that suffer from a Bipolar disorder 2.65 %
Average age of a Bipolar disorder onset 25 years old
Percent chance a child will also develop a Bipolar disorder when 1 parent has an existing case 23 %
Percent chance a child will develop a Bipolar disorder when both parents are diagnosed 66 %
Average reduced life span for an individual who is Bipolar 9.2
Percentage of people diagnosed as Bipolar who commit suicide 20 %
Percent of Bi-Polar people who receive a correct diagnosis within 3 years from the onset of symptoms 25 %
Percentage of people with a Bi-Polar disorder who are are also obese 35%
Percent of individuals who found regular Lithium use eliminated their Bi-Polar disorder 77 %
Percent of people with a Bi-Polar disorder who will receive at least 1 misdiagnosis from a doctor or psychologist 70 %
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Most Common Symptoms Reported by Adults Diagnosed as Bipolar Percent
The following is a survey collected from 158 individuals (84 female / 74 male) who have been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder by a physician or psychologist. Research collected by Statistic Brain Research Institute from January 11th 2016 - June 25th 2016
Either feeling unusually high or extremely irritable 87 %
Depression that lasted more than 2 weeks 78 %
Sleeping very little, but feeling abnormally energetic 63 %
Feelings of euphoria that last more than 7 days 36 %
Believing you can truly accomplish anything today then feeling like you're completely hopeless the next day 61 %
Hospitalization due to psychosis that caused body function impairment 9 %
Difficulty moving, often sleeping 12 hours a day 11 %
Percent Who Were Diagnosed with a Specific Type of Bipolar Disorder Percent
Bipolar I Disorder (manic episodes) 27 %
Bipolar II Disorder (depression and hypomanic episodes) 30 %
Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS) 15 %
Cyclothymic Disorder, or Cyclothymia (mild form of bipolar) 24 %
Declined / Other 4 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: NIMH, CDC, DBS Alliance, Bipolar ism, Bipolar Lifestyles
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 2, 2016

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