Bipolar disorder can be a crippling disease. Sometimes it might not even seem manageable. It can show up in the form of extreme mood swings, manic depressiveness, episodes, and in a number of other ways. No matter what way bipolarity manifests itself, it’s a problem that can’t be left alone, but it should never be something that has to be faced alone.
familyfirst provides a full range of medical services to help patients cope with bipolar disorder in its various forms. No two patients are the same, so no two treatment programs are the same.
Bipolar By the Numbers
Bipolar disorder affects over 5.7 million American adults, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. That’s about 2.6% of the population. Median age is 25 years old, although it’s an illness that can come about in early childhood, or well into a person’s 40s or 50s. Bipolar disorder is equally common in men and women.