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Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder - A psychiatric condition defined by extreme, often inappropriate and unpredictable mood swings. 

These moods can occur on a spectrum ranging from debilitating depression to unbridled mania, and from a minor annoyance to lifelong disability.

Bipolar Disorder is often difficult to diagnose, due to the complex nature of the disorder.

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Unfortunately suicide is an all too common result of bipolar disorder - it is estimated that 15% of those diagnosed may take their own life.

If you are suicidal right now don't wait - call 911, call your doctor, or go to the nearest emergency room.  You need to get to a safe place.

If you are thinking about suicide there are some excellent web sites you should read.  Some are:

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Do you have a friend or family
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that you might want to read



A long term condition where a person's mood fluctuates between hypomania.  Both poles can be mild to fairly severe



Do you think that you might have Bipolar Disorder?
Do you think that you should contact a doctor?  Take
at Dr. John Grohol's Psych Central web site to check out your symptoms


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