Manic Depression, Bipolar

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Bipolar Disorder, Manic
  • Bipolar Disorder, Depressed
  • Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder, Mixed
  • BMD
  • Manic Depression
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Illness
  • Manic Depressive Psychosis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Bipolar Manic Depression is a mental illness in which intense mood swings occur, usually with remissions and recurrences. Depressive symptoms may be most common and can last at least a full day and perhaps several weeks or longer. Manic symptoms may involve hyperactivity and feelings of invincibility, happiness and restlessness.

Resources

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association
2330 West Joppa Road
Suite 100 Foxleigh Bldg.
Lutherville, MD 21093-4605
Tel: (410)955-4647
Fax: (410)614-3241
Email: drada@jhmi.edu
Internet: http://www.drada.org

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street
Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107-6312
USA
Tel: (215)751-1810
Fax: (215)636-6312
Tel: (800)553-4539
Email: info@mhselfhelp.org
Internet: http://www.mhselfhelp.org

National Mental Health Association
2000 North Beauregard Street
6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
USA
Tel: (703)684-7722
Fax: (703)684-5968
Tel: (800)969-6642
TDD: (800)433-5959
Email: infoctr@nmha.org
Internet: http://www.nmha.org

PHP - Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
Sobrato Center For Nonprofits-San Jose
1400 Parkmoor Avenue
Suite 100
Sant Jose, CA 95126
USA
Tel: (408)727-5775
Fax: (408)286-1116
Tel: (866)747-4040
TDD: (408)727-5775
Email: info@php.com
Internet: http://www.php.com

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Tel: (703)524-7600
Fax: (703)524-9094
Tel: (800)999-6264
TDD: (703)516-7227
Email: membership@nami.org
Internet: http://www.nami.org

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Rm 8184, MSC 9663
Rockville, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301)443-4513
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health (Depression Hotline)
Tel: (800)421-4211

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 North Franklin Street
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60654-7225
USA
Tel: (312)642-0049
Fax: (312)642-7243
Tel: (800)826-3632
Email: info@dbsalliance.org
Internet: http://www.dbsalliance.org/

Bipolar Disorders Information Center
Web Site on the Internet
Email: webmaster@mhsource.com
Internet: http://www.mhsource.com/bipolar

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)
820 Davis St., Suite 520
Evanston, IL 60201
Tel: (847)492-8519
Fax: (847)920-9498
Email: cabf@bpkids.org
Internet: http://www.bpkids.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
Suite 937
Milwaukee, WI 53202
USA
Tel: (414)299-0124
Fax: (414)347-1977
Email: horizons@new-horizons.org
Internet: http://www.new-horizons.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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