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Updated May 14, 2009

The term "comorbid" refers to a disease, disorder or condition that occurs at the same time as another disorder but is not related to it.

There are a number of illnesses and conditions that are frequently comorbid with bipolar disorder, including: and many others.
Pronunciation: koh-MOR-bid, KOH-mor-BID-ih-tee
Alternate Spellings: co-morbid

The comorbidity of Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder is so high that Dr. Demitri Papolos has suggested that the combination of COBPD + ADD should be given its own name.

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