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3.7 What is Rapid Cycling?




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This article is from the Bipolar Disorder FAQ, by barry@webveranda.com (Barry Campbell) with numerous contributions by others.

3.7 What is Rapid Cycling?


The "rapid-cycling" form of Bipolar Disorder involves four or more complete
mood cycles within a year's time, and some rapid-cyclers can complete a mood
cycle in a matter of days--or, more rarely, in hours. Studies show that women
are more likely than men to be diagnosed as rapid-cyclers.

 

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