Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme mood swings. The lows, or depressive episodes, can include feeling hopeless, sluggish, and unable to concentrate. During the highs or manic episodes, people may feel excessively happy and energetic. Bipolar disorder can be a very debilitating illness, but there are ways to...

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme mood swings. The lows, or depressive episodes, can include feeling hopeless, sluggish, and unable to concentrate. During the highs or manic episodes, people may feel excessively happy and energetic. Bipolar disorder can be a very debilitating illness, but there are ways to cope. It is important to develop a support system of family and friends who understand the illness and can provide help when needed. In addition, it is helpful to stick to a routine and avoid making major life changes. Counseling and medication can also be helpful in managing bipolar disorder. There are many resources available for people with bipolar disorder, so it is important to seek out help if needed. With treatment, bipolar disorder can be managed and people can lead happy healthy lives.

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