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Over 5 million people in the United States suffer from bipolar disorder, about 1.6% of the population. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes patients to have extreme and abnormal mood swings, from manic highs to potentially dangerous low depression.
The mood changes are severe enough to cause disruption in the patient's day to day life, limiting his or her ability to work, maintain relationships, and sometimes can result in suicide. During a manic episode, patients will sleep little, set unrealistic goals, and 'feel invincible'...