Diagnostic Criteria for Bipolar II
- The person currently has, or in the past has had at least one major depressive episode.
- The person currently has, or in the past has had at least one hypomanic episode:
- The person has never experienced a manic or mixed episode.
- Another disorder does not better explain the episode.
- The symptoms are a cause of great distress or difficulty in functioning at home, work, or other important areas.
Many of the specifiers used to describe mood disorders may be applicable for Bipolar I disorder.
These criteria are excerpts from
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV,
© 1994, American Psychiatric Association.
Modified July 30, 2005