Quality of Life and Manic Depressive Disorder

Studies have shown that people with manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) may experience a poor quality of life, especially as it concerns their physical condition. This could be because those with bipolar disorder have a tendency to abuse addictive substances and alcohol. Their symptoms can also have an impact on daily life.

Fast Facts:

  • Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by episodes of mania followed by depression.
  • The symptoms of bipolar disorder can affect all aspects of life, including family, work, and social life.
  • With treatment people with bipolar disorder can lead a normal life.