Bipolar Disorder

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.
Bipolar Disorder (National Institute of Mental Health)
Links to a variety of government publications about bipolar disorder, such as titles focusing on genetics and adolescents.
Bipolar Disorder (Pendulum Resources)
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.
Bipolar Kids Homepage
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.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
This nonprofit organization provides information about various aspects of depression and manic depression, related resources and links, and information about the organization.
This site includes a handy “Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” file.
Related Subjects
Mental Illness
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