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What is Bipolar Disorder?

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Bipolar Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by mood swings between depression and mania. Mood swings can range from moderate to extreme and have a severe impact on relationships, career, and life in general.

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Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2 disorders have a lot in common. Both, of course, are characterized by mood swings. Both respond to the same types of medications. In both conditions, one end of the spectrum is depression that can range from moderate to crippling. So what are the differences between Bipolar 1 and 2?   One difference lies in the upper…

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