Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder results in extreme swings in mood, energy, and ability to function.

The mood changes of bipolar disorder are more dramatic than normal ups and downs. They can hurt relationships and cause poor job or school performance. Bipolar disorder can be treated. Contact your doctor if you think you may have this condition.

The two extremes of the illness are mania and depression. In mania, energy peaks. The mood may be overly happy or irritable. In depression, lethargy takes over. The mood may be very blue.

The cause of bipolar disorder is not known. This condition tends to run in families. Specific genes may play a role. It is most likely many different genes that act together.

Bipolar Disorder Screening

Try our confidential online bipolar disorder screening program

  • Mood swings from very high to extreme lows?
  • Acting in a way that is reckless, foolish or risky?
  • So irritable that you shout at people and start arguments?

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