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and treatment of mental illnesses.

Publications about Bipolar Disorder

cover image from NIMH brochure on Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

This brochure describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness), a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

En español

cover image of NIMH publication Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

This brochure provides information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and how to help and support a child or teen who has bipolar disorder.

En español

cover image for NIMH infographic Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs
Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

This infographic presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

En español