What Is Bipolar Disorder? What Psychiatrists Want You to Know – HealthiNation

Treatment can be lifesaving for this complicated mental illness.

Bipolar disorder is more than just, say, intense mood swings; this mental health disorder can take a dramatic toll on patients’ lives, affecting their ability to succeed at work, maintain healthy relationships, and take care of responsibilities like managing finances. It may also be more common than you think: Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Ben Michaelis and other experts join HelthiNation to talk about Bipolar Disorder and what you need to know about this condition.

Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 4.41.34 PM

Watch it here: HealthiNation

Return to all writings