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Bipolar disorders are characterized by manic, hypomanic, or depressive moods. They cause intense emotional states that often affect a person’s ability to function.
There are three types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. The intensity of symptoms varies with each type, but people with bipolar disorders generally cycle through periods of mania and depression, with normal moods in between.
There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but through mental health treatment with appropriate therapies and medications, people with the disorder can live healthy and fulfilling lives.