Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Mania
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Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Mania

What is Bipolar Mania When it comes to bipolar disorder most people experience episodes of both mania and depression, but you do not need depression to have a diagnosis of mania. Episodes of hypomania and depression are shorter and less intense than mania and depression caused by bipolar I or bipolar II. Bipolar mania is…

Bipolar Depression Treatment Options
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Bipolar Depression Treatment Options

Bipolar and Bipolar Depression Although bipolar depressive disorder is prevalent throughout the clinical course of bipolar disorder, the present therapeutic options for bipolar disorder are limited; specifically, as mainstream antidepressants are of mixed effectiveness for bipolar disorder and can cause transitions into mania and/or rapid cycles in the long-term. Conclusions Although appropriate treatments are available…

8 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder
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8 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? There are a lot of misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes extreme highs and lows and changes in sleep, energy, thought, and behavior. Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mental illness mood disorder that causes extreme mood swings,…

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My Bipolar Life – My Daily Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar History My name is Kevin and I have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 after I tried to un-alive myself. I was immediately committed to a state hospital where I stayed for two weeks and I was put on a medicine regimen that really did not work for me….

What to Pack for Psychiatric Hospitalization
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What to Pack for Psychiatric Hospitalization

Sometimes, bipolar mood episodes and symptoms require psychiatric hospitalization. Here’s what I found useful during my psychiatric hold and that helped me to cope and heal. Photo: BSIP/UIG / Collection Mix: Subjects via Getty Images Unprepared for Hospitalization Soon after we had moved, I found myself in an unexpected situation. As the police SUV rattled…