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What is the rate of incidence for bipolar disorder?

Less than 4 percent of people in the United States experiences a kind of bipolar disorder. Men and women are equally likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The manifestation of symptoms, however, does vary within the affected population; women are more likely to have depressive episodes, while men are more likely to have manic episodes.

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