What is Bipolar Disorder?

One in five people experience a mental health issue each year in the United States. Yet the stigma of mental illness still contributes to individuals not seeking the care that they need. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, only 38% of adults with diagnosable mental health problems and less than 20% of children and adolescents received needed treatment.

Some of the most common mental illnesses include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD; which is why ProMedica HealthConnect is doing a five-part series to talk about these illnesses.

In this video, Bushra Qureishi, MD, from Harbor talks with HealthConnect correspondent Chrys Peterson about the symptoms and treatment for bipolar disorder.

Click here to watch one woman’s experience with bipolar disorder and her resolution to erase the stigma of mental illness.