The manic highs and depressive lows of bipolar disorder can be devastating, but treatment may even them out.
Normally, how happy or sad we feel is connected to events in our lives — achievements and rejections, love found and loved ones lost. But in people with mood disorders, these emotions take on a life of their own often unrelated to circumstance. Mood has been described as our emotional temperature. With mood disorders, we lose the ability to regulate that temperature.