What is Bipolar Disorder?

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Pasadena Psychiatrist Joseph Haraszti, M.D., who specializes in bipolar disorder and addiction explains when a person is Bipolar he or she has a neurologic disorder. Dr. Haraszti says during acute phases a person can display radical changes in behavior.


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