1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Comorbid

By

Updated May 14, 2009

Definition:
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
Examples:

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.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.