Bipolar Disorder (learn more…)
- Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depression, is characterized by mood swings that range from mild to severe. There are periods of serious depression, followed by episodes of markedly elevated or irritable moods.
- 1% of Canadians aged 15 years and older will struggle with bipolar disorder each year. Approximately 50,000 of these individuals live in the GTA.
- Bipolar disorder typically begins in late adolescence or early adulthood and affects men and women in the same proportion.
- Major depression and bipolar disorder account for 15-25% of all deaths by suicide in patients with severe mood disorders.
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