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Were you looking for information about Bipolar? Bypolar is a common misspelling of bipolar.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme swings in the mood, energy, and functioning of an individual. The condition involves episodes, or cycles, of mania and depression that typically recur throughout the person's lifetime. Between episodes, most people with bipolar disorder are free of symptoms. However, people with bipolar disorder may be at an increased risk of suicide if the illness is not effectively treated.
Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life. Common treatment options include a combination of medication and psychosocial treatment. If these treatment options are not successful, electroconvulsive therapy may be considered.
(Click Bipolar for the complete eMedTV article on this form of mental illness, which is also referred to as manic-depressive illness. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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