Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is an illness that affects thoughts, feelings, perceptions and behavior. It even makes a difference in how a person feels physically - known clinically as psychosomatic presentations.These severe mood swings are not necessarily related to events in the person’s life.
Bipolar disorder affects approximately one per cent of the population. It typically starts in late adolescence or early adulthood and affects men and women equally.
Bipolar disorder can be treated. Many of the treatments have been improved over the years, and research shows new advances to help those living with this illness to lead normal and healthy lives.