Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterised by mood swings and attacks of mania and depression. Mania can be identified in an individual through signs of increased activity, inflated self-esteem, fidgeting and irritability. Depression can be identified through intense sadness, loss of energy and difficulties concentrating. Counselling is a key way to manage bipolar disorder and treatment options include medication, psychotherapy, homoeopathy, biofeedback, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture.
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