Bipolar disorder (BD), also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition that affects your mood, energy, and productivity. People with bipolar disorder often alternate between periods of elevated moods or euphoria (mania), and periods of extreme depressive mood (depression) – with symptom-free periods in between. Bipolar disorder can be extremely debilitating and may […]
Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness that is characterized by steep fluctuations in mood, ranging from periods of extreme high mood or euphoria (mania or hypomania) to periods of extremely low mood (depression). It is estimated that nearly 5 percent of American adults will be diagnosed with bipolar disorder in their lifetime.