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.

Posted in: Mental Health

Family Support Blog
Expo News
Stay Connnected