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Bipolar Facts and Statistics

Bipolar Disorder -- Three Things You Should Know

By , Caring.com contributing writer
Last updated: May 16, 2014
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Bipolar disorder is a mental health illness that involves extreme, unpredictable mood swings, from unhealthy high energy (mania) to concerning depression. While less common in those over age 65, it can nonetheless affect older adults. Every caregiver should be familiar with three important facets of bipolar disorder.