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Bipolar Disorder


We all experience ups and downs. Most of us are able to regulate our moods day to day through self-care, stress management, and problem solving.

Imagine, though, what it would be like to have extended periods of extreme highs and lows that don’t match up with whatever else is going on in your life and that you can’t control. People with bipolar disorder, a serious illness, are on this kind of a roller coaster, and it can wreak havoc on their relationships, jobs, and well-being. There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but there is effective treatment available.

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