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Bipolar Mood Disorder

 Written by Dr Barbara Pierce (Adult Psychiatrist)

Bipolar Mood Disorder (BMD), also known as manic depression, is a mental and physical illness characterised by extreme mood swings with changes in energy and behaviour that seriously impedes your ability to function normally.

There are many illnesses in which mood swings can be prevalent, but not everyone with mood swings has BMD. This is why it is so important to see an experienced clinician so that you can be properly assessed and an accurate diagnosis be made. Continue reading