Bipolar Disorder: You are not alone
Bipolar is a mental health disorder and affects about 8 million Americans. It is characterized as having extreme mood swings between highs (manic state) and lows (depression state).
There are two types of Bipolar, 1 and 2, and it all depends on the intensity of a person's manic state that will categorize them into one type.
Lithium is the most common antipsychotic medication to treat bipolar. It is used to even out the mood swings and is also an ongoing treatment. It can take a couple weeks for this medication to take effect and even several months for the mood swings to be completely controlled. Click on the links above for more information on Lithium.
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