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What is bipolar disorder? Expert information and advice from Rethink

Feb 2nd, 2015 by

The organisation Rethink Mental Illness shares some valuable background information on bipolar disorder – including where to get help and support.

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What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness which causes people to experience dramatic mood and behavioural changes, swinging from extreme highs to severe lows.

Around 1 in 100 people have bipolar disorder, and most develop the condition before the age of 30, although it can also affect older people.

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