Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of SANE, welcoming the first National Bipolar Awareness Day (June 27, 2012):
“There appears to be a significant increase in the number of people with bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression. Whether this is due to more awareness, better diagnosis or society’s growing pressures, it is difficult yet to tell. Bipolar disorder can be a devastating condition, but fortunately it can also respond well to treatment, stabilising the extremes of mood swings and other symptoms of the condition. Many people between relapses can regain their abilities and function well, which is why it is so important to have improved medication and more targeted therapies.”
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For more information on Bipolar Disorder, please download our factsheet
For more information on Bipolar Awareness Day, please visit Bipolar UK's website