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Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels that affect a person's ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. These shifts in mood and energy levels are more severe than the normal ups and downs that are experienced by everyone. *The National Institute of Mental Health.
Bipolar Disorder is prevalent in 2.6% of the U.S. adult population with the average age of onset being 25 years old. Of these individuals, 82.9% are classified as severe. Community studies estimate the lifetime prevalence of Bipolar spectrum disorders to be 0% to 3% among adolescents. *The National Institute of Mental Health.
Untreated, Bipolar Disorder can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. However, there are effective treatments: medicines and "talk therapy". A combination usually works best. *The National Institute of Mental Health.
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