Bipolar disorder can be responsible for depression and mania. Its intense mood swings can make it difficult to function. Thanks to increased awareness, more people have a basic understanding of the condition. Yet misconceptions still persist.
Here are 10 the biggest misconceptions about bipolar disorder.
Misconception #1: Bipolar disorder isn’t a real illness.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness which can require a lifetime of treatment and even hospitalization. Luckily, it can be controlled.