What is bipolar?
Recognising the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects a person’s mood states. A person living with bipolar can experience extreme highs and lows that may be overwhelming or distressing and have a significant impact upon their life.
Bipolar used to be known as manic depression. It’s typically identified by cycles of extreme highs, known as manic or hypomanic episodes, which may be followed by a phase of depression.