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My sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What does this mean?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: It means

She needs your love and support.
Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from depression to mania (too much energy and euphoric mood). Both moods are dangerous! she needs you to help her get the treatment she needs to have stability in her life.

In brief: It means

She needs your love and support.
Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from depression to mania (too much energy and euphoric mood). Both moods are dangerous! she needs you to help her get the treatment she needs to have stability in her life.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, or called manic-depressive disorder, is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.
When you become depressed, you feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. Bipolar patients may cycle from one to the other frequently.

In brief: Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, or called manic-depressive disorder, is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.
When you become depressed, you feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. Bipolar patients may cycle from one to the other frequently.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

It means she has manic depression, treatable with psychotherapy & medications.

In brief: Bipolar

It means she has manic depression, treatable with psychotherapy & medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Agree. Also, bipolar is used to denote manic depression.

In brief: Bipolar

Agree. Also, bipolar is used to denote manic depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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