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Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes periods of intense emotion called “mood episodes.” These episodes are categorized as “manic” (high) or “depressive” (low) and involve extreme changes in sleep patterns, activity levels, energy and behavior. Bipolar disorder can affect a person’s relationships and ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health,
People having a manic episode may:
People having a depressive episode may:
There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but symptoms are effectively managed with medication and psychotherapy. Currently, scientists are working to uncover the possible causes and risk factors of bipolar disorder.
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