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 severe shifts ...
- Bipolar Disorder - Mental Health Treatment
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 ...
- NIMH » Bipolar Disorder - National Institute of Mental Health
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 » Publications about Bipolar Disorder
Lists NIMH Publications about Bipolar Disorder. ... A brochure on bipolar disorder that explains what it is, when it starts, and how to get help.
- Bipolar Disorder - Mental health
BIPOLAR I DISORDER. Had at least 1 week of a manic episode which caused significant distress or disability; May have had a major depressive or hypomanic episode ...
- NY Times Health Guide – Bipolar Disorder
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 ...
- 10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder - Health.com
10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder Unsure what qualifies as bipolar symptoms? Here are 10 signs that mood problems may not be due to a quirky or difficult ...
- Bipolar Disorder Symptoms and Types - WebMD
Bipolar is a complex illness. There are many different symptoms -- and several different types -- of bipolar disorder. The primary symptoms of the disorder are ...