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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)  
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  5. Bipolar Disorder in Adults From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
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  7. Bipolar Disorder (Nemours Foundation)  
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  8. Types of Bipolar Disorder (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)  
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  10. Manic depression; Bipolar affective disorder ... Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It usually starts between ages 15 and 25. The exact cause ...
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