Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by alternating episodes of emotional highs and lows. The occurrence of these extreme mood swings is variable. Some individuals experience them multiple times per year while others have rare occurrences. Though a lifelong condition with no cure, bipolar disorder can be managed with proper treatment.

In this episode you’ll learn:

-Key terms associated with bipolar disorder
-Types of bipolar disorder
-Complications of this condition
-Signs/symptoms of bipolar disorder
-Key assessments and interventions
-Medications used to treat bipolar disorder
…and more!

Helpful Links:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website and crisis line.

If you are having thoughts of death or suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK or text DBSA to 741-741. If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

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