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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycles of manic and depressive states that cause unusual or unexplained shifts in mood, activity level, and energy that impact a person’s ability to interact and function in day-to-day life. These shifts often make it difficult for a person to perform at work or school and can prevent them from building healthy relationships with others.