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bipolar II disorder

 

Definition:

  1. an affective disorder characterized by the occurrence of alternating hypomanic and major depressive episodes.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

See: hypomanic episode, cyclothymia

Further information

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