Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is an illness that affects thoughts,feelings, perceptions and behaviour, even how a person feels physically (known clinically as psychosomatic presentations). It’s probably caused by electrical and chemical elements in the brain not functioning proerly, and is usually found in people whose families have a history of one or more mental illnesses.

Most often, a person with manic-depression experiences moods that shift from high to low and back again in varying degrees of severity. The two poles of bipolar disorder are mania and depression.

Some famous people with bipolar disorder are:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Russell Brand
  • Stephen Fry
  • Mike Tyson
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Adam Ant
  • Mel Gibson
  • Kerry Katona
  • Demi Lovato

 

 

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