Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depressive illness, causes extreme changes in mood, energy, activity level and daily functioning. People often experience high energy levels and feeling elated which is often followed by feeling sad and having little energy.
In a given year, bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6% of the adult population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contact your doctor if you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Learn more about bipolar disorder, symptoms, treatments, and support:
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (651) 493-6634 -Twin Cities