This is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression, also known as mood swings.
5.5 million Americans age 18 or older are affected by Bipolar Disorder.
If you've had a manic episode, or experienced long lasting depression or long lasting happiness and sharp mood swings, you may have Bipolar Disorder.
Many people suffer Bipolar Disorder. As far as treatments are concerned, medication and counseling are usually used to help out. Most importantly though, if you have Bipolar Disorder, you need to recognize that you have it, and educate yourself about it.
If you have questions about Bipolar Disorder, your Doctor is always a good resource. Though it is not best to trust every website that you find on Bipolar Disorder, there are some good sites out there that can be helpful.
Always get help when you realize you have Bipolar Disorder!