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Bipolar Disorder, the modern day term for manic-depressive disorder, is a serious medical condition that is chemically and biologically based in the brain. The simplest description is that the disorder is like a malfunctioning regulator of chemicals and manifests as abnormal behavior in terms of mood swings between manic states, depressive states and sometime mixed states. Although environmental and/or social conditions can contribute to a mood swing, sometimes it can only be contributed to this faulty regulator. Fortunately, there are modern day drugs that can minimize these mood swings and when used in conjunction with psychotherapy, the bipolar patient can lead a normal, happy, productive life.