Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorders are brain disorders that cause changes in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. People with bipolar disorders have extreme and intense emotional states that occur at distinct times, called mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic, hypomanic or depressive. People with bipolar disorders generally have periods of normal mood as well. Bipolar disorders can be treated, and people with these illnesses can lead full and productive lives. Source: American Psychiatric Association. (2016). What Are Bipolar Disorders? Retrieved August 23, 2016 from www.psychiatry.org: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/bipolar-disorders/what-are-bipolar-disorders

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Joseph F. Goldberg, MD

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Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

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