<p>Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is characterized by extreme mood swings from lethargy and depression to hyperactivity and impulsiveness. But it's also much more than that, and can affect someone's life in many ways, some of them mysterious. If you're worried that you or someone you love might be bipolar, start here to get help.</p>Learn More
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Bipolar Disorder Q&As
Do bipolar disorder mood swings follow a pattern?
Bipolar mood swings sometimes fit a pattern, but for most people they are not predictable and may change over time. Researchers are still figuring out what causes bipolar mood changes. Many factors may influence these mood cycles, including antidepressant medication, thyroid diseases, lack of sleep, seasons of the year, and stressful life events.
- QHow is bipolar disorder different in children than in adults?
- QDoes bipolar disorder have an effect on pregnancies?
- QIs bipolar disorder serious?
- QCan I prevent bipolar disorder?
- QHow common is bipolar disorder?
- QCan illicit drug use affect bipolar disorder?
- QCan bipolar disorder be cured?
- QWhat is the mania that occurs in bipolar disorder?
- QWhat is the rate of incidence for bipolar disorder?
- QWhat should I know to care for someone with bipolar disorder?
- QWhat is bipolar disorder?
- QWhat are the different types of bipolar disorder?
- QHow does bipolar disorder change with age?
- QWhat are mood episodes in bipolar disorder?
- QHow can I care for a loved one with bipolar disorder?
- QWhy is it difficult to care for a loved one with bipolar disorder?
- QWhat is a euthymic state in bipolar disorder?
- QHow can bipolar disorder affect relationships?
- QHow can I help my adult child with bipolar disorder?
- QHow can I tell if a person with bipolar disorder is depressed?
- QWhy is it difficult to deal with a loved one with bipolar disorder?
- QWhat is the difference between bipolar anxiety and bipolar agitation?
- QHas bipolar disorder been under-recognized and under treated?
- QCan bipolar mania be prevented?