Bipolar Disorder

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10 pages in length. Misunderstood throughout history as a disease that - like so many other mental illnesses - required institutionalization, bipolar disorder is both common and treatable. The vastness of this mental illness is such that nearly six million people across the United States are diagnosed on a yearly basis, a statistic that equates to 2.6 percent of the entire American population. Bibliography lists 11 sources.