Bipolar Disorder can significantly affect a patient's ability to function, and can result in strained or broken relationships, poor job performance, and poor performance in school or group settings. If left untreated, the disorder can even result in suicide.
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BP is characterized by extreme moods - highs and lows.
Symptoms cycle from clinical or major depression, to mania and manic behavior. It isn't the normal cycle of up and downs we all experience from too much stress, too little sleep, losing the lottery, or breaking up with a boyfriend.
Once, while giving a speech about living with bipolar disorder, someone raised their hand and asked, “How can you tolerate the mood swings?