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“My doctor says I have bipolar depression. But what does that mean?”

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What is bipolar depression?

Bipolar depression is part of a larger condition called bipolar disorder. Specifically, the “lows” that you may be feeling, those moments of hopelessness, these are the possible symptoms of the depressive moments associated with bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is a lifelong condition that creates unusual mood changes that can vary in length and severity. You can go from feeling revved up and euphoric to feeling down and hopeless.

“What are the ways bipolar depression can impact my life?”

For people living with bipolar depression, there may be significant influences on daily life, from symptoms to the depressive episodes themselves.

Highs 'Mania' and Lows 'Depression' for People Living With Bipolar Depression Wave Chart

Have depressive episodes affected you?

People Living With BPD Experience 3x As Many Depressive Episodes As Manic Ones

For people living with bipolar depression, there are 3x as many depressive episodes as manic ones. And those episodes often last 50% longer.

People living with bipolar depression often talk about losing out on things they enjoy. Do you find yourself missing time with your family? Or struggling with your social life? What about work or school? The point is: you are not alone.

Talk to your doctor about how you're feeling and see if LATUDA can help make a real difference in your symptoms.

5 signs it might be bipolar depression

Take a look at the signs. If they sound familiar to you, it may be time to talk to your doctor and get screened for bipolar depression.

Having one sign alone does not mean you have bipolar depression.

Daily Mood Monitor

Could LATUDA help make the difference you've been looking for in your symptoms?

Use the chart to help get an overall sense of your mood for the month. Once you're finished, print the results to take with you to your next doctor's appointment.

Starting Latuda

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“My life is more balanced,

I'm doing things because I want to, not because I'm forcing myself.”

Nicole
Taking LATUDA for bipolar depression
Your results may vary.

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Things to know about LATUDA

When you start taking LATUDA, it's helpful to follow these directions and keep talking to your doctor.

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Save on your prescription

Eligible patients may pay as little as $0 for the first 30-day prescription fill and $10 for 30- or 90-day refills.*

*Exclusions apply.

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You don't have to do this alone. Hear from others struggling with bipolar depression and learn about organizations you can join.