Bipolar disorder

Manic depression; Bipolar affective disorder; Mood disorder - bipolar; Manic depressive disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition in which a person has wide or extreme swings in their mood. Periods of feeling sad and depressed may alternate with periods of being very happy and active or being cross or irritable.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania and major depression. Treatment with lithium or mood stabilizers may be effective, but medication regimens are sometimes difficult to tolerate and maintain, thus increasing risk of relapse.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional