DAfter a controversial speech and a series of social media messages, many are worried about the mental health of rapper Kanye West, who has spoken in the past about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Other celebrities, including Mariah Carey, Bebe Rexha and Carrie Fisher, have been open about their diagnoses with the condition.
Bipolar disorder is broadly defined as a cycle of manic and depressive episodes, but there are actually three different types of bipolar disorder. According to Dr. Ken Duckworth, the chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, bipolar I disorder is characterized by manic episodes lasting at least a week, or manic symptoms that often require immediate hospital care. The episodes of mania are typically followed by a period of depression.
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