Answer: Dear Lauri,
Bipolar disorder is a type of
mood disorder in which the person experiences depression and/or mania,
hypomania, and/or mixed states. The duration and intensity of each
mood state varies depending on the person. Fluctuating from one mood
state to the next is called "cycling" and during these times,
some people may have difficulty functioning.
Under the Americans with Disabilities
Act, a person with a disability is not required to disclose it unless
seeking an accommodation at work. The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate
against a person with a disability as long as the person can perform
the essential functions of the job.
People with bipolar disorder are
usually under treatment.