Bipolar disorder — sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day. In some cases, bipolar disorder causes symptoms of depression and mania at the same time.
Although bipolar disorder cannot be cured, it can be effectively treated long-term with proper medication accompanied by psychotherapeutic bipolar treatment.
Bipolar treatment helps many people suffering from the disorder gain better control of their mood swings and related symptoms.
But because it is a lifelong illness, I recommend a long-term, consistent bipolar treatment plan in order control symptoms and help you live a healthy, emotionally-balanced life.