If you've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you are not alone. Mood disorders affect more than 22 million Americans. Whatever you are feeling right now, one of the best things you can do to help yourself in your recovery is to learn all you can about your illness. This brochure will tell you some basic facts about mood disorders and help you work toward living with your diagnosis. DBSA, 2002. Brochure, 19 pages.