Valerie asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

can bipolar disorder get more severe over time if left untreated?

I was recently diagnosed with bipolar. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety symptoms. Would like to know if bipolar symptoms get worse without treatment.

2 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    Yep. Usually does. There's evidence for a "kindling effect," like with epilepsy, but it tends to get worse the longer it's left untreated either way.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yeah, that's pretty much a given.

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