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.
- ?Lv 66 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.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Yeah, that's pretty much a given.