Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder

In a given year, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults. That's about 2.6% of the U.S. population 18 and older.(according to the National Institute of Mental Health.)

Source: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/bipolar-disorder/bipolar-support-and-self-help.htmhttps://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

What's the cause?The cause can be Biological differences,Neurotransmitters, and even Inherited traits. So generally nothing that you do can cause it.

Symptoms:They are often depended on the type of episode you are having. Such as a Manic or Depressive Episode.

Bipolar Disorder

Manic Episode:A long period of feeling "high," or an overly happy or outgoing and extreme irritability

Depressive Episode:An overly long period of feeling sad or hopelessand loss of interest in activities once enjoyed

Some Famous People with Bipolar Disorder:Demi LovatoMarilyn MonroeVincent van GoghCarrie FisherRobert Downey Jr.Edgar Allen Poe

"I felt relieved when I found out. Like I'm not completely crazy; there's a medical reason for all of it."-Demi Lovato


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