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Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder, but it can be managed and treated successfully.

The extreme highs and lows of bipolar disorder can hurt your job and school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your daily life. But you're not powerless when it comes to mania and depression.

Understanding the signs and symptoms and seeking professional help are the first steps to feeling better, but it’s also important to surround yourself with people you can count on, make healthy lifestyle choices, and monitor your moods. With good coping skills and a solid support system, you can live fully and productively and keep the symptoms of bipolar disorder in check.

 
 
Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms: Recognizing Mania, Hypomania, and Bipolar Depression
Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Treatment and Therapy for Bipolar Mania and Bipolar Depression
Bipolar Support and Self-Help: Living and Coping with Bipolar Disorder
Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Disorder in Children, Teens, and Family Members
Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
Bipolar Medication Guide: Medications and Drugs for Bipolar Disorder Treatment
The depressive phase of bipolar disorder is often very severe, and suicide is a major risk factor.
See: Suicide Prevention
The depressive phase of bipolar disorder has many common symptoms with depression. See: Depression
Emotional Intelligence Toolkit: Free resource for dealing with stress