What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorders are a group of brain disorders which cause extreme changes in a person’s energy level, mood and ability to function. The word bipolar reflects the fluctuations in mood between extreme highs and extreme lows that people with bipolar disorder experience. 

People with bipolar disorder usually live through periods of mania (extreme excitement, overactivity, euphoria and delusions) and periods of depression (low mood, hopelessness and loss of interest in activity).

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