For other uses of the term, see: Bipolar Bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression) is a diagnostic category describing a class of mood disorders in which the person experiences states or episodes of depression and/or mania, hypomania, and/or mixed states. Left untreated, it is a severely disabling psychiatric condition. The difference between bipolar disorder and unipolar disorder (also called major depression) — for the purpose of this introduction — is that bipolar dis ...
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... Bipolar disorder isn''t as clear-cut as it may sound. Other problems, such as anxiety disorder or alcoholism, may affect people with bipolar disorder. The length, severity and frequency of mood swings...
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... Medication and psychotherapy are the main treatments for bipolar disorder. Occasionally, doctors use electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Medication Most people with bipolar disorder take medication to re...
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... Bipolar disorder isn''t an illness that you can treat on your own. But you can do some things for yourself that will bolster your treatment program: Take your medications. Even if you''re feeling well...
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