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Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that can cause intense mood swings:

  • Sometimes you may feel extremely "up," elated, irritable, or energized. This is called a manic episode.
  • Other times you may feel "down," sad, indifferent, or hopeless. This is called a depressive episode.
  • You may have both manic and depressive symptoms together. This is called a mixed episode.

Along with mood swings, bipolar disorder causes changes in behavior, energy levels, and activity levels.

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  1. Bipolar Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that can cause intense mood swings: Sometimes you may feel extremely "up," elated, irritable, or energized. ...
  2. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and behavior. This disorder ... begin at any time of life.People with bipolar disorder experience both dramatic "highs," called manic episodes, and " ...
  3. Bipolar disorder is a mental condition in which a person has wide or extreme swings in their mood. ... Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It most often starts between ages 15 and 25. The exact ...
  4. Bipolar Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Bipolar Disorder/Start Here ... Bipolar Disorder ... National Institute of Mental Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... This brochure presents information ...
  5. Types of Bipolar Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Bipolar Disorder/Specifics ... Bipolar Disorder ... National Institute of Mental Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Learn about bipolar disorder, including ...
  6. Bipolar Disorder (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)  
    Mood Disorders/Start Here ... Mood Disorders ... Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance ... Bipolar disorder is a treatable mental health condition marked by extreme ...
  7. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and how to help a child or ...
  8. Bipolar Disorder (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  
    Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, ranging from extreme highs (mania ...
  9. Bipolar Disorder (For Teens) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Bipolar disorder causes extreme ups and downs in a person’s mood and energy. With the right treatment, people ...
  10. Bipolar Disorder and Black Americans (Mental Health America)  
    An estimated 2.3 million Americans have bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. A person with bipolar disorder can go from feeling very, very high (called mania) to feeling very, very ...
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