Also known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is a mental illness involving episodes of serious mania and depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, at least 2 million Americans have this condition. Check these web sites for more information.
This extensive web site includes general information about bipolar disorder, support resources, people with bipolar disorder, articles, treatment information, links, information about related disorders, a section on “taking charge,” humor, books, and more.
The home page of an online parent support group, BiPolar Kids was “developed to educate and support parents, guardians, doctors, teachers, and those who live with childhood bipolar in their lives.” It features links to a wide variety of organizations and other online resources that focus on bipolar disorder in children and teens.