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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...

My Bipolar Life – My Daily Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar History We 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...

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness that causes drastic changes in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. People with bipolar disorder experience high highs, called mania, and low lows, called depression. between these two extremes, people with bipolar disorder may...

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction – Are They Connected?

From self experiences I would say that there is a very strong connection between bipolar and addiction. It seems like addiction and bipolar go hand in hand with one another. Most people that I know that have bipolar disorder also suffer from some type of addiction. Bipolar and Addiction...

Do People With Bipolar Disorder Suffer From Addiction Problems

Most of the time the answer is yes. People with bipolar disorder do suffer from addiction problems. I for one do. I suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. Thankfully I have been sober for many years now but being bipolar and having addiction problems seem to go hand in...

How I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

My name is Kevin and I was born in 1971 in south Mississippi. By the time I was 8 years old I could already tell that I was a little bit different. So I was taken to multiple doctors where I was diagnosed with ADHD. This diagnose would stick...

What Medications Work Best for Bipolar Disorder

What type of Medications work best For bipolar disorder Nowadays, to treat bipolar disorder, many treatments and medications are given to patients. However, these have numerous side effects. The most effective medication for bipolar depression is mood stabilizer drugs.  In this type of medication, a health care agent may...

How Bipolar Disorder is Diagnosed

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder Before going to see a doctor, patients with bipolar disorder are encouraged to keep track of their moods throughout the day. Keeping these records can help establish patterns of behavior that can aid in establishing a proper diagnosis. This is the first step on how bipolar...