Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program.
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People with bipolar disorder have periods when their mood is very high or very low. These episodes may last for several days, weeks, or months. In between these episodes, the person’s mood may be normal. The period of very high mood and other symptoms is called mania. The period of very low mood and other symptoms is called depression. This pamphlet explains what causes bipolar disorder, what the symptoms of mania and depression are, how bipolar disorder is treated, and where you can get help.