Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:17:50 +0000
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar disorder has three main forms: bipolar 1, bipolar 2 and cyclothymia, which are characterized by either mania or hypomania and depression.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe main difference between bipolar 1 and 2 disorders is the presence of mania. Come explore the differences between these disorders in depth.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHere is a brief but easy-to-understand definition of bipolar I disorder - the most severe kind of manic depression.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIn bipolar disorder, the symptoms of mania and hypomania can include everything from abnormally high moods to grandiose thinking, and from being energetic on very little sleep to hypersexuality.This article lists bipolar hypomanic and manic symptoms.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZCould your child have bipolar disorder? Read about symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, and what this might mean for your child.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSertraline is sometimes used to treat bipolar depression. Here are the side effects, overdose symptoms, and drug interactions you should know about.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZActor Anthony Michael Hall has been labeled as having bipolar disorder in dozens if not hundreds of articles on the internet. But is there any actual proof?
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHypomania in bipolar disorder: excessive energy, little need for sleep, exhilaration, irritability, excitement or aggression, and other symptoms.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZWatch for these signs and symptoms if your friend or loved one displays them as they may signaling a bipolar manic or hypomanic episode.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPsychopaths and sociopaths are people without a conscience, often criminal, sometimes violent. Is there a connection between these and bipolar?
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZWhy do you get bipolar disorder? What are bipolar I and bipolar II, and what are mania, hypomania and bipolar depression? Answers can be found here.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZRead about the symptoms of bipolar disorder in adults, including the symptoms specific for a manic episode versus a depressive episode.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPeople say the most infuriating things to those who have bipolar. Here are 10 common comments that are never helpful and are almost guaranteed to annoy.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDepression is considered one of the primary symptoms of bipolar disorder. Learn how to familiarize yourself with the common warning signs of depression.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPsychosis can occur in either bipolar mania or in depression. Learn about psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia, along with the mental illnesses where psychosis is most common.
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2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar mania is characterized by excessive energy plus such symptoms as rapid speech, extravagant behavior, extreme irritability, hallucinations, etc.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar disorder affects as many women as men. Here's how some symptoms may appear in women during mania and hypomania, bipolar depression, and mixed episodes.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIn Bipolar 2 disorder, also known as Bipolar II, the 'high' mood is less severe than the mania of Bipolar 1 and is called hypomania. Many of the symptoms of Bipolar 2 are the same as those of Bipolar 1, but there are some key differences between the two illnesses.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThough there are some similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the symptoms doctors look at for diagnosis are quite a bit different.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar disorder can be devastating if not controlled. This article presents what researchers now consider to be the most likely causes of bipolar disorder.
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2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA compact look at Zoloft medication - generic sertraline hydrochloride - an SSRI antidepressant approved for use in treating depression, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, PMDD and social anxiety disorder. Zoloft medication may also be prescribed for the depressive side of bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIf you have bipolar disorder, mood stabilizers will likely be prescribed for you. These drugs treat symptoms of mania, hypomania, and depression.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZToxic people drain all the joy out of the room, replacing it with negativity and pessimism. Here's how to keep them from dragging you down with them.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZCan those with bipolar disorder qualify for disability from the U.S. Social Security Administration? Learn about your access to SSDI and SSI.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA group of symptoms such as low mood, sadness, fatigue, insomnia and indecision must be present to confirm the diagnosis of bipolar depression.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThis quiz is an informal checklist for you to use to determine whether you're likely to have experienced, or are currently in a state of, bipolar hypomania.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZWhat sets cyclothymic disorder apart from the other types of bipolar disorder is that your symptoms last for months or even years without letting up.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZConcluding a 6-part series on the symptoms of bipolar depression, this article focuses on thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, and feeling dead or detached.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIn Lesson 2 of Bipolar for Beginners, we take a look at what scientists believe are the causes - genetic, physical and psychological - of bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZRacing thoughts - where you can't silence the words or sounds running through your mind - are common in bipolar disorder mania and hypomania.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPressured speech is a key symptom of mania in bipolar disorder. Learn what it involves, what it feels like to experience it, and how to control it.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe bipolar disorder treatment lithium often causes people to gain weight. Here are some theories why this occurs, and how you might prevent it.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZWe hear jokes about hallucinations, but do you know what they really are? Hallucinations may occur in bipolar disorder and are frequent in schizophrenia. Here is a clear definition along with examples from patients.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZWhen someone takes too much lithium, a drug most often used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder, lithium toxicity can result and be dangerous.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZLamictal (lamotrigine), a drug to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, can cause serious, even life-threatening rashes. Learn who's at risk.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDifficult to define and difficult to diagnose, schizoaffective disorder combines elements of a mood disorder with those of schizophrenia.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZRead about pertinent information on the medications you may be taking for your bipolar disorder, including a mood stabilizer or benzodiazepine.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZLithium can be quite effective in treating bipolar disorder, but it comes with some potential side effects and cautions. Learn what to expect.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIn considering disability an important question is the value of the disability benefits that will be provided if your application is successful.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe most common disability programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income as well as Medicare and Medicaid.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA look at the new edition (2013) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, called the DSM-5, including some of the controversies.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZTed Bundy, Josef Mengele and Diazien Hossencofft are all sociopaths who became infamous because of their crimes.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThyroid and kidney tests need to be run before a person starts taking lithium, and serum levels should be monitored as lithium toxicity can be dangerous.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZInformation about Lamictal - generic lamotrigine - a drug used to treat seizure disorders and as a mood stabilizer for people who have bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe list of psychiatric conditions with symptoms similar to those of bipolar disorder is rather long. To further complicate the picture, most of these disorders can also occur with bipolar disorder. Here is a review of the major conditions that fall into this category.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDelusions are false beliefs that a person firmly holds to be true, despite what others think or say.They are a psychotic feature of bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe popular impression of manic depression is quite different from the reality. If you need to explain bipolar disorder, here are some helpful hints.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA comprehensive definition of paranoia, which may be present in bipolar disorder or schizophrenia as well as several other mental illnesses.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDepression doesn't just affect mind and mood - there are also physical symptoms such as unexplained aches and pains, appetite changes and more.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThis article lists the various types of depression medications and the drugs that are included in each type.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZTextbook definitions of bipolar disorder may not be very enlightening. Here we begin our definition of manic depression in easy to understand language.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThis quiz is an informal checklist for you to use to determine whether you're likely to have experienced, or are currently in a state of, bipolar mania.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZLearn how to tell when your experiences are normal and when they’ve pushed into the extremes of depression or mania associated with bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZCyclothymia also known (incorrectly) as cyclothymia disorder and bipolar cyclothymia is a form of bipolar disorder that many people haven't heard of.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSeveral drugs may cause hair loss or thinning hair. Here's why and what can be done about hair loss (alopecia) or thinning hair due from medications.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZGrandiosity is a symptom of the manic episodes of bipolar disorder which describes feelings of being superior, or more capable than you actually are.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZOne of the challenges in treatment is determining where the line is between supportive spirituality and harmful delusions.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZIf you're taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder or for epilepsy, you may be worried that it will cause you to gain or lose weight. Learn the facts.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDysphoria is an elusive term at best. Here dysphoria is defined as it relates to bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPsychomotor agitation is purposeless, intense restlessness brought on by mental tension. Learn more about psychomotor agitation.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThis article covers Celexa, a medication used to treat depression, including precautions and warnings, and information regarding pregnancy and Celexa.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZLithium - known by brand names including lithobid and eskalith - is a naturally occurring element prescribed as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPsychiatrists can prescribe many different medications for bipolar disorder. In this list, you'll find those drugs beginning with the letters L and M.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHere is a brief but clear description of the DSM-IV that carries so much weight in the lives of Americans with mental illnesses.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA treatment plan for bipolar disorder primarily consists of pharmacological intervention (medications) with therapy as a possible intervention.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZClang associations are odd, nonsensical groupings of words spoken by people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia who are in the midst of psychosis.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZCyclothymia, a mood disorder related to bipolar disorder, is a less severe condition that can still cause considerable distress and impaired functioning.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPoet Sylvia Plath suffered from extreme bipolar depression that profoundly affected her work and ultimately led to her suicide at the age of 30.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSerotonin Syndrome is a condition brought on by having too much of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the body. It is treatable, but it can be fatal.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZEuthymia has several similar definitions. With regard to bipolar disorder, it simply means that your mood states are stable, the goal of treatment.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar disorder can seriously compromise the ability to work. Extreme symptoms of this illness make it difficult for some to hold a job for very long.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZLamictal - generic lamotrigine - is an anticonvulsant epilepsy medication approved for use as a mood stabilizer in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZMental illness is a condition that affects a person's mood, behavior or thoughts in a way that is distressing or impairs functioning.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZActor Robert Downey, Jr. has punctuated a career filled with talent and promise with arrests, imprisonments and time spent in drug rehabilitation. Though he has reportedly been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, nothing has ever been said about his receiving proper treatment for that condition.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSymptoms are mood-incongruent if they are not consistent with your mood or are at odds with current circumstances.They're mood-congruent if they are.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDrinking grapefruit juice can cause serious problems with your medications. Here's why, and a partial list of drugs that can be affected.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSome people who abruptly stop taking the drug Lamictal for bipolar disorder complain of bad withdrawal symptoms. Learn what you should expect.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZA definition of psychomotor retardation, its causes and its treatments in bipolar disorder.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZDiagnosing bipolar disorder is not as easy as diagnosing a cold or even diabetes. It takes time and careful analysis of the patient's mental, medical and family history.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPeople with bipolar disorder may display what's called an expansive mood. This can lead to inappropriate and even dangerous behavior. Learn the signs.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZUnder the heading of emotional pain are symptoms like prolonged sadness, guilt feelings, despair and hopelessness, and unexplained, uncontrollable crying.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHeavy metal star Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses has been diagnosed manic depressive, but says lithium does not help him. With his history, bipolar illness is only one possibility.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZFacts about Depakote - generic divalproex sodium or sodium valproate - which is used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder (also for epilepsy and migraine).
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSchizophrenia is a severe, lifelong mental disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, incoherence and physical agitation.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar depression is complicated. In part 4 of a 6-part series we look at moods that include indifference, irritability, pessimism, anger and others.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThere are five check-points a doctor will review with you for diagnosing bipolar II disorder as per the criteria found in the DSM-IV.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHere is a look at the causes and symptoms of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome, which can occur when a person stops taking or reduces dosage of certain antidepressants.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZPsychosis is a loss of contact with reality, typically including delusions and/or hallucinations. It's a symptom of something else, not an illness.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZSudden, uncontrollable crying, and sometimes laughing, characterize a little-known illness called PBA, pseudobulbar affect. A majority of patients with these and other symptoms are misdiagnosed with depression and, less often, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Here is information on PBA and why it is confused with mental disorders.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZHas your doctor prescribed treatment with ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) for manic depression? Are you considering it? Read what others have to say!
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe symptoms of depression illustrated here will help you, as well as your friends and family, spot a depressive episode when it happens.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZMartial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's bipolar disorder led him into cocaine addiction and charges of spousal abuse. Here's a short biography with the details.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZBipolar depression symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia or sleeping too much, feeling lethargic, and decreased personal and social activities.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZThe Social Security Administration has a formula consisting of five basic steps for determining if an individual is considered disabled.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZNot only can those with bipolar disorder benefit from the love of and for a pet, but they are also permitted under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZCogentin (benztropine) is a drug sometimes used in people with bipolar disorder to treat drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) from bipolar medications.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZManic depression, known as bipolar disorder, is more than mood swings. It can also feature mixed episodes, cycling, psychotic features and other issues.
2016-04-28T11:17:50ZNorepinephrine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. Learn how it works, as well as the role of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).