Bipolar disorder is something that currently affects millions of people of all ages, with little discrimination. Some patients live with the ailment for years, and no one around them even knows they have it. Others can control it well through various forms of therapies, and some are still searching for the best maintenance program that is ideal for them. If you are suffering from mood swings, or severe bouts of depression followed by extreme highs or happy times, you may be living with bipolar. Seek a consultation with your medical provider, and look into the many resources available for a much less bumpy ride living day to day with bipolar disorder.