This Is What Having a Bipolar Depressive Episode Looks Like (VIDEO)

Bipolar disorder is a long-term (even lifelong) illness that has to be carefully dealt with. Between three and five percent of Americans have bipolar disorder, which amounts to about about four million people.

Dealing with the ups and downs of bipolar disorder can be difficult, and not just for the person with the disorder. Family members and friends must endure the behaviors and moods of their manic episodes, including ridiculous demands, angry outbursts and reckless actions.

Episodes of mania and depression vary from person to person, but this woman’s recorded struggle will give you a glimpse into how horrible it can be to experience.