Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. While we all experience normal ups and downs the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe and may seem to come from nowhere. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, or self-harming behaviors and suicide. People with bipolar disorder may experience symptoms of depression, along with intermittent periods of mania. Signs and symptoms of mania include:


For More Information:

Adults:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolar.cfm

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bipolar-disorder/DS00356

Adolescents:
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/bipolar.html