Bipolar disorder is a mental-health condition in which people experience periods of depression and mania. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
You’re not alone this World Bipolar Day, March 30
Friday March 30 is World Bipolar Day 2018. Help spread awareness of this mental health disorder, and find the services and helplines you need.
Bipolar disorder medication
There are many different types of medications used to help treat bipolar disorder. Find out more about what medication to take from a trusted source.
Depression and bipolar disorder can make it hard to function in relationships or at work, but help is available. Learn more about mood disorders here.
Mental health disorders
Mental health disorder describes a wide range of disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Learn what to do when diagnosed.
Lithium is a medicine used to treat some mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. Learn about the risks and benefits of this mood-stabilising medication.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.
Types of psychosis
Psychosis is often a symptom of another underlying psychiatric problem. It can be caused by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
Depression is a common condition, affecting how you feel, think and act. It’s often treatable and likely to improve with a doctor’s support.
Mental illness stigma
People with mental health problems may face stigma, which can lead to discrimination and make mental illness worse. Find out how to reduce stigma.