Review Article

대한불안의학회지 (20권1호 1-7)

Comorbid Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

양극성장애에서의 공존 불안

Kyungwon Kim1,2 and Eunsoo Moon1,2

1 Department of Psychiatry and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, 2 Department of Psychiatry, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea


This review article summarizes the main research findings on the presence of anxiety disorders in individuals with bipolar disorder. It examines the prevalence of comorbid anxiety disorders in bipolar disorder, which is generally high. Moreover, it explores the variations in comorbid anxiety across different subtypes of bipolar disorder. The article also investigates the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis associated with comorbid anxiety in bipolar disorder. It reveals that bipolar patients with comorbid anxiety exhibit complex clinical features, worse treatment outcomes, and a poorer prognosis. Given the significant impact of comorbid anxiety on clinical features, treatment outcomes, and prognosis, it is crucial to address this issue when treating individuals with bipolar disorder. Therefore, further research on the treatment of co-occurring anxiety in bipolar disorder patients is warranted. (Anxiety and Mood 2024;20(1):1-7)


Anxiety; Bipolar disorder; Comorbidity; Treatment outcome; Prognosis