Bipolar Affective Disorder is a mental health condition in which the person experiences severe variations in mood, behaviours and attitude towards life. These could be excessively euphoric and irritable behaviour (hypomania) and extreme lows or depressions like feelings of hopelessness or dread, raised self-esteem, increased energy, over talkativeness, big talks, spending spree, over activity, insomnia, frequent appetite changes. Such bipolar syndrome often results in poor academic or job performance throughout life, troubled relationships and even suicidal tendencies if the patient remains untreated. Diagnosis of the illness is essential to manage it successfully. It is a lifelong condition but is treatable if the patient gets access to early diagnosis and treatment.
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