Here at the Bipolar Advice Guide you’ll find the information you need to live and thrive with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. Mood swings don’t have to take over your life, if you properly treat and manage your bipolar disorder.
As the author of this site and someone with a bipolar loved one, I know the struggle and have done the research. If you have a loved one with bipolar disorder, you’ll see informative articles and resources here that will also benefit you. There is help and hope for bipolar sufferers and their supporters. You are not alone.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million American adults, about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older. What these numbers do not show are the countless friends and family members also impacted by this mental illness. The Bipolar Advice Guide Web site addresses concerns from the perspective of both the sufferer and supporter.
Those just seeking to learn more about bipolar disorder (manic depression) are also welcome to browse the site. It will open your eyes to a bigger awareness of this treatable mental illness.
* Note- This site is not intended to replace individualized psychiatric care.