Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

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  • 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

African-Americans and Bipolar Disease

While too many believe that mental health issues are “white people problems,” it’s important to know that bipolar disease affects Blacks at the same rates as other Americans. Unfortunately, African-Americans are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for the illness.

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