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Here are the resources we found for bipolar disorder for parents and families:
YoungMinds is one of the UK’s leading organisations that is giving a voice to young people to shout about their mental health. This page from YoungMinds gives information on bipolar disorder. Within the page there is information on what bipolar disorder is, the symptoms of bipolar disorder, what to do about bipolar disorder and how bipolar disorder is treated.
Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with this condition have periods of feeling really low to periods of feeling really manic.
This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to bipolar disorder. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links and video clips.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
The word bipolar means ‘two extremes.’ For the many millions experiencing bipolar disorder around the world, life is split between two different realities: elation and depression. So what causes this disorder? Can it be treated? In this video Helen M. Farrell describes the root causes and treatment for bipolar disorder.