Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mental Health
  • What Is Bipolar Disease?
  • How Serious Is It?
  • African-Americans and Bipolar Disease
  • Obstacles to Getting Care
  • What Puts People at Risk?
  • How Is It Diagnosed?
  • Treating Bipolar Disorder
  • Coexisting Issues With Bipolar Disorder

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mental Health

With recent news of Jesse Jackson Jr. receiving 2.5 years in prison for illegal spending of campaign funds, many blame his bipolar disorder for his downfall. Read more about bipolar disorder, who it affects and why African-Americans are less likely to be diagnosed with it. —Kellee Terrell

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