Mental Health Awareness Month: Bipolar Disorder

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Doctor Karin Ryan, a psychologist with Nystrom and Associates, thought it would be a great time for us to talk about a mental health diagnosis that it is often misunderstood.

Today, Doctor Ryan joins us to talk about Bipolar Disorder:

  • Impacts 4.4% of Americans in their lifetime.
  • What is Bipolar?
  • What is a depressive episode?
  • What is a manic episode?
  • Why is it important to get an accurate diagnosis?
  • Bipolar runs in families.
  • Can occur at any age.
  • The number of episodes and how often one has them can vary greatly.
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