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Bipolar disorder


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Bipolar illness
  • Major affective disorder
  • Manic depression
  • Manic-depressive psychosis
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
    730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
    Chicago, IL 60654-7225
    Toll-free: 800-826-3632
    Fax: 312-642-7243

  • Mental Health America
    2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    Toll-free: 800-969-6642
    Telephone: 703-684-7722
    Fax: Fax:1-703-684-5968

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Telephone: 703-524-7600
    Fax: 703-524-9094

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support