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Bipolar affective disorder

Bipolar affective disorder is a disorder in which people experience alternating episodes of mania (intense elation, overly high self-esteem, unusual talkativeness, racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, involvement in uncharacteristic impulsive behavior) anddepression, with periods of normal mood in between the two extremes. 

Links to other sites 
Listed below are links that may provide you with more information about Bipolar affective disorder.  Alpine Clinic does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor do we guarantee their accuracy.  These links are provided for your general education and information only, and should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis or treatment. If you have any questions, please contact your health care provider.

NIMH - Bipolar Disorder
All About Bipolar Disorder - Mental Health Net
Manic-Depressive Illness, NAMI

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