Recognizing and Treating Bipolar Illness (MH Lesson)
Bipolar disorder is a treatable medical illness marked by extreme changes in behavior, thoughts, moods, and energy levels. It is also known as manic-depression because a person’s mood can alternate between symptoms of mania and depression. These changes in mood can last for hours, days, weeks, or even months. Unlike people with clinical depression who feel mainly low, most people with bipolar disorder talk about experiencing both highs and lows. Explore the signs of mania and depression,find ways to combat both, and learn how to manage your mood.