Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.

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5 Types of Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatrist Dr. Nina Moadel, MD shares five types of bipolar. Each type is defined, including signs and symptoms of each one. (4:08 minutes)

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

This video discusses mood disorders including depressive disorders and bipolar disorder. (9:59 minutes)

Living with Bipolar Type II

In a TED Talk, Laura Bain shares her personal story on living with bipolar, type II. (16:10 minutes)

The Other Side of Me – Inside My Bipolar Mind

Julie Kraft opens up about "the other side of her"and her struggle with Bipolar Disorder. (30.55 minutes)

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Provided by TED-Ed, this video talks about what Bipolar Disorder is. (16:04 minutes)

Concerned you or someone you love suffers from bipolar disorder?


Complete the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) Screening Tool below.

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Bipolar Screening Tool

The questionnaire takes about five minutes to complete, and can provide important insights into diagnosis and treatment.  If there are multiple “yes” answers, a referral to a behavioral health practitioner should be considered. Print out the results to take to the appointment and help start the conversation. If you live in Indiana and need help finding a behavioral health provider, visit Find Help or call (800) 284-8439.




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