Approximately 2.6% of Americans have experienced bipolar disorder in the past year, and at some point in their lives, around 4.4% of the populationhas encountered this condition. From manic to depressive, bipolar disorder is marked by severe mood and energy changes. While this disorder is a chronic condition with no known cure, most people can effectively manage their symptoms. There are several distinct types of bipolar disorder, and treatment depends on the diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive syndrome, is a brain condition that induces frequent mood swings and can make it difficult to perform day-to-day activities. According to the National Institutes of Health, the average age for the onset of bipolar disorder is 25, although it may occur at any age.
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