May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 9th

Re blogging an important message. The more you know, the better educated you’ll be. And it’s only 5/9/17. Stats are being shared daily.

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Bipolar Disorder

I have bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which people experience intermittent abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and, in many cases, abnormally depressed states for periods of time in a way that interferes with their functioning of life.

Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6%. (National Institute of Mental Health)

The mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) are by far the most common psychiatric conditions associatedwith SUICIDE.

At least 25% to 50% of patients with bipolar disorder also attempt suicide at least once.

Bipolar Statistics

Total number of US adults who are currently diagnosed as Bi-Polar5,890,000
Percent of US adults that suffer from a Bipolar disorder2.65 %
Average age of a Bipolar disorder onset25 years old
Percent chance a child will also develop a Bipolar disorder when 1 parent has an existing case23 %

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