Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme changes in mood. Common symptoms are depression, mania, hypomania or a combination of symptoms. Manic episodes may cause insomnia, racing thoughts and high energy. Mania may lead to risky and/or reckless behavior. Hypomania occurs for a shorter time and is less severe than mania symptoms. Depression is a low energy state, often resulting in feelings of sadness, withdrawal from others and loss of self worth.

“Patients suffering from migraine with aura are three times more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder than the general population. Conversely, about one-third of patients with bipolar disorder have migraine.”1