Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental disorder that causes extreme mood swings, characterised by severe depression and mania.
People with bipolar disorder experience periods of unusually intense emotion, changes in sleep patterns and activity levels, and unusual behaviors.
Globally , by 2020, mental health and substance use disorders will be a greater cause of disability than all physical diseases.
1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. World Health Organisation