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Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a serious brain disorder that causes unusual and alternating periods of elation and depression, shifting mood, energy, and activity levels, and affects the ability of an individual to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Bipolar disorder is not the same as the normal ups and downs everyone goes through. The mood swings are more extreme than that and are accompanied by changes in sleep, energy level, and the ability to think clearly. Bipolar symptoms can be dangerous and are so strong that they can damage relationships and make it hard to go to school or keep a job.

People with bipolar disorder can get treatment, and with proper help, they can get better and lead successful lives.

$84,802 awarded to research since 1985

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