Bipolar Disorder Community
Bipolar Disorder Resources & Information
Children and adults can suffer from bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). The illness is something many people do not understand and something that stigmatizes people.
"I started using drugs and alcohol as a teenager in an attempt to somehow "fix" what was wrong with me. Although I didn't understand it, I knew that I had mental problems."
More than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder. It typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, some people have their first bipolar symptoms during childhood, and some develop them late in life. Many people suffer for years before receiving the correct bipolar diagnosis and getting treatment for bipolar disorder.
In the HealthyPlace.com Bipolar Community, we have authoritative, in-depth information on all aspects of bipolar disorder in adults and children; from bipolar signs and symptoms to diagnosis and bipolar treatments.
We believe that the more you understand about bipolar disorder and issues like bipolar medications, the more likely you are to get the full benefit of treatment.
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