1 and 2.5%

Between 1 and 2.5% of the population suffer from bipolar disorder.

6th cause

Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide.

8 years

The average delay in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is 8 years.


20% of patients with bipolar patients who are not treated die by suicide.

15 and 25

Bipolar disorder typically appears mostly between the ages of 15 and 25 and persists throughout life.

10 years

Patients with bipolar disorder have an average life expectancy of 10 years compared to the general population.


75% of patients with bipolar disorder consult a general practitioner first, especially when they are depressed.