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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by mood swings that make people swing back and forth between good moods, depression, irritability, and anxiety. The shifting process can happen quickly or over time like weeks or months. Most people who have this condition are between the ages of 15 and 25.

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Manic Depression

Manic depression is a mental health condition that causes the individual to experience intense mood swings. The person can fluctuate between periods of elation (mania) to periods of severe depression. Clinicians will tend to refer to this condition as bipolar disorder, but members of the public will still tend to refer to it as manic depression (this is the old name for this condition). This mental health problem can have a huge impact on a person’s life, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms.

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