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What is Bipolar Disorder?
Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is defined as a mental health condition that causes a person to experience extreme highs (mania) and lows (depression).
There are two common forms of bipolar disorder – bipolar I, which affects men and women equally, and bipolar II, which primarily affects women.
Bipolar I is defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, and are so severe that the person needs urgent medical care. Depressive episodes usually occur after period of mania and last around 2 weeks.
Bipolar II is defined by a pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, which are periods of mania that are less severe than Bipolar I.
How is Bipolar Disorder treated?
Medication management is an ongoing process between patient and provider that helps find the right medication and dosage to treat your symptoms both safely and effectively.
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