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Bipolar Disorder

Parker H and Kristian N

5 Key Facts
  • Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks
  • Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide.
  • Scientists are studying the possible causes of bipolar disorder. Most scientists agree that there is not a specific cause.
  • Scientists are also studying illnesses with similar symptoms such as depression and schizophrenia to identify genetic differences that may increase a person's risk for developing bipolar disorder.
  • Bipolar disorders have many symptoms included. Some of which are: feeling happy then feeling sad, having mood swings, having behavioral issues, etc.

Words of Advice

When dealing with someone with bipolar disorder, one should:

  • not yell or anger the person
  • be kind to the person
  • don't be a bad influence for them

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