mental illness

Long Term Effects Of Bipolar Disorder



Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition in which the afflicted individual experiences episodes of mania, or extreme elation, and depression. These severe mood swings can result in serious consequences. They may even require psychiatric hospitalisation.

Living with bipolar disorder requires lifelong maintenance and professional treatment. This can make it difficult for people to live normal and stable lives. Sometimes, bipolar disorder or the treatments used for the condition may cause negative long-term effects on the body. Keep reading to learn more about these effects.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?
People with bipolar disorder experience extreme mood swings. No one knows what causes the condition, but there are certain factors that might trigger bipolar episodes. These include:

genetics and family history
changes in the brain’s biochemistry
environmental factors, such as sudden or extreme stress
Those who suffer from bipolar disorder may also have different chemical messengers between nerve cells in…

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