1. Bipolar disorder is not just about mood swingsBipolar disorder is not just the general ups and downs of moods that you experience in your day-to-day lives. It is not about feeling low and irritated after travelling three hours to reach office and coming out of it after having a cold coffee and hearty chat with a colleague. Bipolar disorder is classified as a class of mood disorders where a person feels depressed for a minimum of two weeks followed by a mania episode which constitutes of elevated energy and high spirit for at least seven days at a stretch. In between two episodes the person might not show any symptoms of the condition. Even when the person is devoid of the symptoms the extreme moods are capable enough to wreck havoc in one’s normal lifestyle and daily activities. Here are four causes of bipolar disorder that you should know.