Targeted issues

Bipolar disorder

A roller coaster mood

In Quebec, 2% of the population is affected.

Bipolar affective disorder, also known as manic depression, is usually diagnosed in adulthood and affects an average of two out of every 100 people.


It is a mood disorder characterized by manic (high) and depressive (low) phases that can last several days, even weeks or months.


Regardless of the phase (high or low), it can be noticed that the person is no longer functioning normally.

L'image d'une personne avec un trouble bipolaire vivant une phase maniaque suivie par une phase dépressive
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