Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings that can range from depression to mania. People with disorder experience episodes of depression, during which they feel sad and hopeless, and lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. They may also experience episodes of mania, during which they feel elated, have high energy levels, and engage in impulsive or risky behavior.
Bipolar disorder is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. It can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and family therapy.
Effective management of bipolar disorder requires ongoing treatment and support. This may include regularly monitoring symptoms, adjusting medication as needed, and developing coping strategies to manage the impact of the disorder on daily life. With appropriate treatment and support, people with disorder can lead fulfilling and productive lives.