Results of impact of bipolar


Personal Life

Bipolar I disorder can have a profound effect on relationships.1 Participants were asked to record how their personal lives had been affected and 38% said they had been divorced or separated because of their bipolar I disorder.2

67% of participants also reported feeling isolated and alone during a period of mania.2

People with bipolar I disorder sometimes feel isolated and alone during a period of mania

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How bipolar I disorder affects people’s relationships

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References

  1. National Institute of Mental Health. Bipolar Disorder 2009. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/nimh-bipolar-adults.pdf. Accessed August 2012.
  2. IMPACT of Bipolar Study 2012 (data on file)
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