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Bipolar Disorder

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a serious medical condition that causes people to have extreme mood swings. These swings affect how people think, behave and function.


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Care & Treatment from CAMH

The Mood and Anxiety Program provides services for clients with major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

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Bronwen's Story

Bronwen Sims says her job as a CAMH peer support worker keeps her healthy.

“I still have my up and down days, but having the regularity of the job and the consistency and routine is something that helps.”

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Mood stabilizing medication

Mood stabilizers are medicines used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, helping reduce mood swings and prevent manic and depressive episodes.

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New Research

Learn how CAMH is using personalized medicine to doctors provide effective treatment for the most complex illnesses.

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Bipolar Disorder 101

Learn more about Bipolar Disorder with this interactive learning module from CAMH. 

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What kids want to know

When a family member’s illness is bipolar disorder, it often becomes a secret that nobody talks about. Children need some explanation and support, geared to their age, to help them understand bipolar disorder.

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