Q. What is the difference between unipolar and bipolar disorder?

Answered by
Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 16, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am facing severe anxiety for past two months due to over masturbation. I have consulted a psychiatrist two weeks ago and he informed me that I am suffering from bipolar disorder. I would like to know whether it is bipolar or unipolar disorder? I am taking Relihexy 2 mg, Blonitas 4 mg, Kivipride 200 and Nitrazepam since two weeks.

Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Psychotherapy Sexology Sleep Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Severe anxiety due to masturbation and guilt could occur in both depression and bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

The difference between unipolar depression and bipolar disorder is the presence of absence of a manic episode. If there is a history of manic episode, currently or in past, then it is bipolar disorder.

The symptoms of manic episode are sudden change in mood (either very happy or irritable or excited), reduced sleep, increased talking with increased speed, and loss of judgment. If these were not present, then it is unlikely to be unipolar depression.

I will be able to help you more if you can provide more details about your illness. Take care.

Revert back with complete details of your illness to a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist


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