Bipolar Disorder by Ricky Yoder

"Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression. It can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies if it's not treated." [1]

Who's at Risk of Being Bipolar?

Anybody can be bipolar, regardless of sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, or even socioeconomic class. [1]

How To Tell If Someone May Be Bipolar

"The exact symptoms of bipolar disorder vary from person to person. For some people, depression causes the most problems; for other people, manic symptoms are the main concern." [2]

How to Treat/Manage Bipolar Disorder

There is no known cure for bipolar disorder. However, there are mood stabilizing drugs and supplements that you can take to maintain a normal, healthy mood. People afflicted with bipolar disorder can also take antipsychotics. [3]

To get treatment, patients can be prescribed medications by a psychiatrist.

What Resources Are At Our Disposal?

Many resources exist to learn more about bipolar disorder. Because so many people suffer from bipolar disorder, there are many books and websites that describe it in vast detail. "Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year. (National Institute of Mental Health)" [4]


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