Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • What Is Bipolar Disease?
  • How Serious Is It?

What Puts People at Risk?

Doctors are not 100 percent sure what causes bipolar disorder, but they believe that having a family member with bipolar disorder can raise your risk dramatically, especially if your parent or sibling suffers from the illness, too. 

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