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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.
|Total number of US adults who are currently diagnosed as Bi-Polar||5,890,000|
|Percent of US adults that suffer from a Bipolar disorder||2.65 %|
|Average age of a Bipolar disorder onset||25 years old|
|Percent chance a child will also develop a Bipolar disorder when 1 parent has an existing case||23 %|
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