Factors That Can Trigger Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatrist from South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), Dr. Antoinette Miric, says substance abuse and the environment may trigger Bipolar Disorder.

“Bipolar is not only inherited but may be triggered by a number of factors. At SADAG we believe at least 24% of the South African population is affected by Bipolar although only 1% has been diagnosed,” says Miric.

She says people who are affected with Bipolar Disorder can live a perfectly normal life with the proper treatment.

Approximately 30% of those affected by this disorder will attempt suicide.

Recently, Bipolar Disorder Day was celebrated in a bid to create awareness about the disorder.

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