Bipolar Disorder

  • What is the characterization or definition of your mental illness?
  • Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of extreme happiness followed by extreme sadness.
  • How many people are affected by your mental illness?
  • 3% of people in the United States are affected by this illness.
  • How can someone tell if they have your mental illness?
  • Mania is what defines bipolar disorder. At its severest point the person may experience psychosis.
  • What treatments exist to treat your mental illness?
  • There is no way to cure it but you can receive medical treatment, therapeutic treatment, or, depending on the severity, treat it yourself.
  • How can people get help for the treatment of your mental illness?
  • People can receive help by talking to their doctors about this disease or by consulting a psychologist.
  • What resources are available to help gain knowledge about your mental illness?
  • There are multiple books and websites dedicated to discussing Bipolar disorder.
  • Bipolar Disorder - Mayo Clinic
  • Bipolar disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Self harm occurs in 30%-40% of people diagnosed with this disorder.

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