Bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depression, is a condition that plagues the life of almost six million American adults every single year. Victims of the disorder are forced to live in a shifting world of emotion which they have absolutely no control over. It often affects the friends and family of the person with the disorder as well.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is essentially a drastic imbalanced episodes between mania and depression. This causes drastic highs and lows with sudden uncontrollable mood changes. The frequency of these episodes differs among people and some are more susceptible to mania rather than depression and vice versa.
On average bipolar disorder is typically contracted in the mid twenties, but onset of symptoms have been seen in young children and middle aged adults as well. As the sixth most prevalent disability in the world it can be passed on through heredity or develop from depression.
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