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is Bipolar(Manic Depression) a severe mental illness?

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tony2010

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Hi. How are you all today? I am 22 years old and live in Scotland. The other week i was put on 15mg of the anti-psychotic Zyprexa(Olanzapine) by the pdoc. He says it sounds like i have Bipolar(Manic Depression). My question is is Bipolar(Manic Depression) a severe mental illness?Am i severely mentally ill?
 
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It can be, without treatment. It's a good thing they are starting you on meds.
 
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Thank you for your answer.
 
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Really does depend on how the person who has it handles it and how intense each episode is.
 
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