Manic Depressive Illness of Bipolar Disease

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Bipolar disease is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depressive illness. Adults or children with bipolar disease go through unusual mood changes. They sometimes feel very happy or active more then usual; which is called mania. But sometimes when they feel very sad and less active then usual it is called depression. Everyone feels happy and sad throughout their day but people diagnosed with bipolar disorder have stronger symptoms. Anyone can be diagnosed with bipolar disease; most people usually develop bipolar disease in their early teen or adult years. This disorder usually lasts a life time. A type of bipolar disease that can be the most severe is called early-on set bipolar disease. Children are usually the ones most likely to get this illness. Younger people with bipolar disease may have more mood switches than adults with bipolar disease. Kids that have this illness have a hard time doing good in school or getting along with their friends or even family members. Bipolar disease can be really dangerous because if often gives both children and adults suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting themselves. Bipolar disease affects an estimated 5.7 million adults a year. Although bipolar disease is equally common in women and men research indicates that three times the women of men experience rapid cycling of bipolar disease. Women also have more depressive and mixed episodes then men. Statistics also show that one in every five patients diagnosed with bipolar
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