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Bipolar Disorder

Previously referred to as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is a “brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks”. (National Institute of Health) People with Bipolar Disorder often are unaware of the extreme thinking during the manic state, revelling in the feelings of grandeur, energy and purpose; it is important for observers to identify this behavior as falling drastically outside the person’s usual mood or behavior.