Bipolar Overview

Once known as manic depression, bipolar disorder affects nearly 6 million adults. Risk factors, symptoms, and latest treatments available are discussed in this AnswersTV.com clip.


One in five bipolar patients commits suicide, but many are able to live a normal life using a combination of medications and psychosocial interactions.

Bipolar disorder consists of two mood states: energized mania and deep depression. Either mood can last for months or years at a time. What is the difference between bipolar I and II disorders? What is cyclothymic disorder?