Bipolar Disorder


MSH: A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it experience dramatic mood swings. They may go from overly energetic, &quot;high&quot; and/or irritable, to sad and hopeless, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is <a href=''>depression</a>.</p> <p>Bipolar disorder can run in families. It usually starts in late adolescence or early adulthood. If you think you may have it, tell your health care provider. A medical checkup can rule out other illnesses that might cause your mood changes.</p><p>Untreated, bipolar disorder can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even <a href=''>suicide</a>. However, there are effective treatments: medicines and

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