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Can bipolar disorder cause panic attacks?

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Bipolar disorder does not cause panic attacks. However, panic attacks can co-occur with bipolar disorder. In addition, panic attacks are associated with an increased likelihood of later developing bipolar disorder (APA, 2013).


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.

answered Nov 29, 2015 by drcarlo (295,840 points)