Bipolar Disorder - Finding Peace of Mind

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior. It is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. Most people who live with bipolar disorder experience low or depressed periods as well as mania, or sped up periods. Doctors use the term hypomania to refer to less severe high periods. Some people experience only high periods, but this is rare. Everyone can experience changes in mood, but mood episodes in bipolar disorder are severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. For some people, these high or low periods can last weeks or even months. For others, the changes are much faster—lasting just days or even hours. Some people experience feelings of depression and feelings of being sped up or agitated at the same time.

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