Many studies point to bipolar disorder as having a very strong genetic base. As with most mental illnesses, it is suspected that a large number of genes are involved. Bipolar disorder is a very heterogeneous illness, with...
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Did you know more than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these episodes. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated.
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