People can find resources and information on bipolar disorder online at the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The AACAP has a bipolar resource center where there is information for parents and families on getting help, facts, frequently asked questions, books and clinical resources.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has information on peer support groups, help for families, research and treatment options. Similarly, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has information on clinical trial and community resources that includes how to find a counselor or psychologist in a specific location.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which people have extreme mood swings, experience mania or depression and are not able to function. Treatment options can include taking medications and intensive behavioral therapy, relates the AACAP.