Bipolar Disorder- Olivia Gegan
The definition of bipolar disorder is "an affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of depression, usually interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood." (Dictionary.com)
In America, 2.6% of the population over 18 years old is affected by bipolar disorder. Someone can tell if they have bipolar disorder if they experience major changes in moods and energy.
Probably the best treatment for bipolar disorder includes being on certain medicines that help to balance the chemicals in your brain and other symptoms of bipolar disorder. Another common treatment is mood stabilizers. There are much more extreme treatments for bipolar disorder that are not regularly used. People suffering from bipolar disorder can talk to their doctors after being diagnosed to figure out the best plan of action to help them.
If you or anyone you love is suffering from bipolar disorder or have symptoms of it, the best way to find out more would be to talk to your doctor first.
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