Bipolar I

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Bipolar I Disorder— defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: 08-Bipolar I
Diagnosis: This requires just one full manic episode where the individual may be “high” for several days.
US Patients: 1% of the US population in their lifetimes.
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Symptoms: Typically it will be followed by one or more depressive stretches of time.
Progression: Relatively good, may last 6 months or 25% go to PTSD or Major Depressive Disorder
Medications:Can be reduced by other prescribed drugs.

Youtube Video: Faces of Bipolar Disorder (PART 2) “Bipolar Type 1”

Amazon or Library Book: Bipolar Disorder 1
How to Survive and Thrive

Click the book to link or order from Amazon.

Support Group:; 800-326-3632
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

Contact your local Social Security offic for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,

Section 12.04.

Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.