Dr. Diana Samuel Talks About the Basics of Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day

March 30, 2018

Dr. Diana Samuel Talks About the Basics of Bipolar Disorder for World Bipolar Day

 

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental illness in which an individual experiences episodes of mania or hypomania as well as depression, often with normal moods in between. Mania or hypomania may include feeling elated and on top of the world or feeling irritable and angry.

 

For World Bipolar Day, we spoke with Dr. Diana Samuel, assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, about the basics of this mental illness. Bipolar disorder is highly treatable with a combination of therapy and medications. If you think that you or a loved one might be dealing with bipolar disorder, it’s important that you seek out a mental health care professional.