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Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, including manic episodes of high energy and impulsivity and depressive episodes of low mood and energy. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurochemical factors. Risk factors for developing bipolar disorder include having a family history of the condition, experiencing a traumatic or stressful life event, and having certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders or substance abuse. Treatment options include medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
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