Bipolar disorder is a treatable illness and can affect a person’s ability to experience a normal range of mood. It is marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behaviour.
An individual’s traits depend on the severity of their condition. It is important to emphasise in most cases, the individual will be fine for most of the time. Individuals may lose their inhibitions, for example, resulting in reckless spending or hyperactivity.
Other traits include:
At least one in every 100 people will experience bipolar disorder at some time during their lives. 50% of people who develop bipolar disorder will do so by the time they are in their early to mid 20s.