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what is bipolar disorder


Bipolar disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Bipolar disorder **

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Bipolar disorder
/Classification and external resources/

Bipolar disorder is characterized by transitions between depression and
mania
ICD-10 F31
ICD-9 296.0, 296.1, 296.4, 296.5, 296.6, 296.7, 296.8
OMIM 125480 309200
DiseasesDB 7812
MedlinePlus 000926
eMedicine med/229
MeSH D001714

*Bipolar disorder* (also known as *bipolar affective disorder*,
*manic-depressive disorder*, or *manic depression*) is a psychiatric
diagnosis for a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience
episodes of a frenzied state known as mania, typically alternating with
episodes of depression.

At the lower levels of mania known as hypomania, individuals appear
energetic and excitable and may in fact be highly productive. At a higher
level, individuals begin to behave erratically and impulsively, often
making poor decisions due to unrealistic ideas about the future, and may
have great difficulty with sleep. At the highest level, individuals can
experience very distorted beliefs about the world known as psychosis.
Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience
depressive episodes; some experience a mixed state in which features of
both mania and depression are present at the same time. Manic and
depressive episodes typically last from a few days to several months and
can be interspersed by periods of "normal" mood.

Current research suggests that about 4% of people experience some of the
characteristic symptoms at some point in their life. Prevalence is similar
in men and women and, broadly, across different cultures and ethnic groups.
Genetic factors contribute substantially to the likelihood of developing
bipolar disorder, and environmental factors are also implicated. Bipolar
disorder is often treated with mood stabilizing medications and
psychotherapy. In serious


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder

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