Who is affected by bipolar disorder? How does it affect the brain?
Bipolar disorder is a rare illness where only about 2% of the population has it. Most of the time you get diagnosed wrong before the doctors find the right illness. It tends to be more genetic so it runs in families.
Your brain is basically misfiring. The brain has circuits. These circuits send messages through neurotransmitters. When a person is bipolar it isn’t receiving all the messages or are receiving the messages at once causing the highs and lows. There has also been studies where people have seizures that also bipolar due to the misfiring of the brain at that time.