bipolar disorder is a form of mood disorder characterised by a variation of mood between a phase of manic or hypomanic elation, hyperactivity and hyper imagination, and a depressive phase of inhibition, slowness to conceive ideas and move, and anxiety or sadness. As described below, there are several forms of bipolar disorder. It should be noted that this disorder does not consist of mere "ups and downs". Ups and downs are experienced by virtually everyone and do not constitute a disorder. Th...
Bipolar Disorder as related to Mental Health and Behavior
- Bipolar Disorder | Mental Health America
Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood and energy. While everyone experiences ups and downs, the ...
- NIMH » Bipolar Disorder - National Institute of Mental Health
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly six million Americans over the age of 18 are living with bipolar disorder – or about three ...
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar have high and ...
- NIMH Bipolar Disorder - National Institute of Mental Health
A brochure on bipolar disorder that explains what it is, when it starts, and how to get help. A brochure on bipolar disorder in children and teens that ...
- Internet Mental Health - Bipolar Disorder
SYNOPSIS. Bipolar Affective Disorder F31 - ICD10 Description, World Health Organization A disorder characterized by two or more episodes in which the patient's …
- Bipolar Disorder and African Americans | Mental Health …
Every person, regardless of race or ethnicity, should seek help if they have a mental health problem or symptoms of a mental disorder.
- Bipolar disorder | University of Maryland Medical Center
Bipolar disorder Description. An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder. Alternative Names. Manic depression. Highlights
- Bipolar Disorder Health Center - WebMD
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior ...