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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes episodes of mania (abnormally elevated mood) and depression.

The severity of the symptoms can vary from person to person, and the episodes can last for weeks or months.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary depending on the individual and the specific episode. However, some common signs and symptoms include:

Manic episodes

This can involve feeling elated, irritable, or restless. People with manic episodes may also have racing thoughts, increased energy, and decreased need for sleep.

Depressive episodes

This can involve feeling sad, hopeless, and worthless. People with depressive episodes may also have changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels.

Support and Treatment

There are many different types of support and treatment available for bipolar disorder. Some of the most common types of support include:


Talk therapy

This is a type of therapy that involves talking to a therapist about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.



Medication can be used to treat bipolar disorder.


It is important to note that professional input is needed for diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder. A doctor or mental health professional can help you determine if you have an bipolar disorder and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

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