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Bipolar Disorder

Monday, January 12, 2009
Bipolar Disorder

Sadness, impulsiveness, lethargy, racing thoughts, fatigue, grandiose thinking, self criticism, exhilaration, fatigue. These apparent opposites are actually all symptoms of the same mental health problem: Bipolar Disorder. The affliction, once called manic depression, affects 5.7 million American adults, and recent studies suggest a similar prevalence among youth. Join us this Monday to learn more about the causes and treatment of Bipolar Disorder, and where to turn if it affects you or a loved one. This show is from our archives, so we won't be taking calls.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.