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People with bipolar illness are normal

Bipolar illness is a psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood. Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder affects about 1 percent of the population in the United States, and the public must be educated to better understand the illness and to become more aware of the symptoms. Bipolar illness affects the mind through periods of depression and mania. Depending on the severity of the disorder, the levels of mania and depression can vary.