How can travel affect my bipolar disorder?

If you have bipolar disorder, travel from a place with very little sunlight (the northeast in December) to a place with a great deal of sunlight (Australia in December) can trigger mania. If you travel across hemispheres, or even across multiple time zones, you need to discuss with your psychiatrist how to recognize and manage any resulting mood shift. 

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