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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-Polar5,890,000
Percent of US adults that suffer from a Bipolar disorder2.65 %
Average age of a Bipolar disorder onset25 years old
Percent chance a child will also develop a Bipolar disorder when 1 parent has an existing case23 %
Percent chance a child will develop a Bipolar disorder when both parents are diagnosed66 %
Average reduced life span for an individual who is Bipolar9.2
Percentage of people diagnosed as Bipolar who commit suicide20 %
Percent of Bi-Polar people who receive a correct diagnosis within 3 years from the onset of symptoms25 %
Percentage of people with a Bi-Polar disorder who are are also obese35%
Percent of individuals who found regular Lithium use eliminated their Bi-Polar disorder77 %
Percent of people with a Bi-Polar disorder who will receive at least 1 misdiagnosis from a doctor or psychologist70 %
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Most Common Symptoms Reported by Adults Diagnosed as BipolarPercent
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 irritable87 %
Depression that lasted more than 2 weeks78 %
Sleeping very little, but feeling abnormally energetic63 %
Feelings of euphoria that last more than 7 days36 %
Believing you can truly accomplish anything today then feeling like you're completely hopeless the next day61 %
Hospitalization due to psychosis that caused body function impairment9 %
Difficulty moving, often sleeping 12 hours a day11 %
Percent Who Were Diagnosed with a Specific Type of Bipolar DisorderPercent
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 / Other4 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: NIMH, CDC, DBS Alliance, Bipolar ism, Bipolar Lifestyles
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 2, 2017

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