Bipolar disorder is the third most common mood disorder after major depression and dysthymic disorder. The disorder (a.k.a Manic-Depression) effects an estimated three million (or 1%) of people in the United States with severe manic-depression and 5-6 million with milder forms of the disorder. Which is approximately one out of every seven people. Women are twice as likely as a man to experience major depression, but men and women are equally likely to be
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available on the internet http://mentalhelp.net/guide/mdquiz.htm, when a person takes the quiz, they will be told whether they should seek help or not.
Bipolar is a serious disorder and should not be treated by someone other than a professional. Only a doctor can prescribe medications and know what is best for the patient. Bipolar disorder is not curable but is treatable and no one should have to suffer its pain alone.