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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder happens in a person’s brain. It can cause unusual changes in mood, energy and level of activity, and make it hard to carry out routine day-to-day tasks. 

A person who lives with bipolar disorder can have extreme mood swings. They can have long periods of feeling “high” or overly happy. This is called a manic episode.

They can also have periods of feeling very low, down, worried or hopeless. This is called a depressive episode. These feelings can make it hard to concentrate and to stay in touch with family and friends. 

What can you do if you think you might be living with bipolar disorder?

Talk to your primary care provider (PCP). They can help you get a proper diagnosis. With treatment and support, people with bipolar disorder can live healthy, happy and productive lives.