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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from very happy, "up," and active to very sad and hopeless, "down," and inactive, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is depression.

The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. Abnormal brain structure and function may also play a role.

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  1. Bipolar Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They ... The down feeling is depression. The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in ...
  2. Bipolar Treatment: Are Bipolar I and Bipolar II Treated Differently? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  3. Manic depression; Bipolar affective disorder ... Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It usually starts between ages 15 and 25. The exact ...
  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... this brochure to find out more. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. ... their symptoms and lead successful lives. Who develops bipolar disorder? Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children ...
  5. Bipolar Disorder From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... this brochure to find out more. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. ... get better and lead successful lives. Who develops bipolar disorder? Anyone can develop bipolar disorder. It often ...
  6. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    ... NIMH) booklet Bipolar Disorder in Adults . What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive ... illness. What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents? Youth with bipolar ...
  7. Bipolar Disorder in Adults From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in ... life. What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder? People with bipolar disorder experience unusually intense ...
  8. Bipolar Disorder (Nemours Foundation)  
    What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders. Depressive disorders affect the way a ... for doctors to diagnose. Back Continue What Causes Bipolar Disorder? Doctors and scientists don't know the ...
  9. Types of Bipolar Disorder (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)  
    Types of Bipolar Disorder There are several kinds of bipolar disorder. Each kind is defined by the length, frequency and pattern of episodes of mania and depression. Bipolar I Disorder Bipolar I disorder is characterized by ...
  10. ... 10, 2013 Antipsychotic Medicines for Treating Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults ... discuss nonmedicine treatments or hospital stays. What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive ...
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