The term “high functioning bipolar disorder” is not an official diagnosis. It is used to describe people with bipolar disorder who are able to maintain their jobs, relationships, and other responsibilities despite their symptoms.
There is no one definition of what it means to be “high functioning.” Some people may be able to function well even during periods of mania or depression, while others may only be able to function well during certain phases of their illness.
Outlook for people with high-functioning bipolar disorder
People with high functioning bipolar disorder can live full and productive lives. However, it is important to have regular checkups with a doctor and to take medication as prescribed. It is also important to seek therapy if neede
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about high functioning bipolar disorder:
- It is a serious mental illness, even if it does not seem to affect daily life as much as it does for other people.
- It is important to get treatment, even if you are able to function well. Treatment can help to prevent future episodes and improve your quality of life.
- There are many resources available to help people with high functioning bipolar disorder, including support groups, online forums, and books.
If you are struggling with high functioning bipolar disorder, please know that you are not alone. There are people who can help you.
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