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.