Were you looking for information about Bipolar Disorder? Biopolar disorder is a common misspelling of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a type of illness that affects a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. It is not the same as the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through. In any given one-year period, approximately 1 percent of the adult population in the United States suffers from bipolar disorder. This condition typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. Possible symptoms of bipolar disorder include a persistently sad mood, oversleeping, and excessive involvement in risky behaviors.
(For more information, click Bipolar Disorder. This article offers an overview of other symptoms of this condition and also discusses some general statistics on bipolar disorder. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)