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….

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

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 also experience periods of normal mood…

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction – Are They Connected?

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 One of the main explanations of…

Do People With Bipolar Disorder Suffer From Addiction Problems

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 hand. Here are two great videos…

What is the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
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What is the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

It is common to talk about disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This is because both have much in common and sometimes the concepts are confused. Even though there are some similarities they are two very different diseases.  Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia The discovery of a genetic link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is…