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: Some people will experience the symptoms of a manic episode

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The manic feelings the person experiences should be severe enough to cause difficulty or impairment in their ability to function at work, with friends or family, at school, or important areas in their life. Symptoms also cannot be the result of substance use or abuse (e.g., alcohol, drugs, medications) or caused by a general medical condition.

Regrettably, many people who need help for bipolar disorder don’t get it. In one large study of adults in the United States, within a year of the problem’s onset only percent of those affected by the disorder sought help and on average, people waited six years before seeking treatment for their manic This is unfortunate, considering that there are many treatments to control the disruptive course of the disorder.It’s also important for everyone involved to understand that CBT is an active form of trea

Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: February 2018.Common signs and of mania include:

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