Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that is characterised by mood changes. One of the main problems is that it may take between 5 and 10 years to detect, as it is often confused with depression. Although there is no cure, suitable treatment and follow-up enables the majority of patients to lead a normal life in the work, social and family environment.
Bipolar disorder explained in first person
The main complication that a bipolar patient can have if they don’t follow the treatment is that they can have relapse that may be more intense and, thus, if the symptoms are more severe, they require hospitalisation.
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