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10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Bipolar...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

People 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.



So You've Been Prescribed Lithium for Bipolar....

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Lithium can be quite effective in treating bipolar disorder, but it comes with some potential side effects and cautions. Learn what to expect.



How Much Social Security Disability Will You...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

In considering disability an important question is the value of the disability benefits that will be provided if your application is successful.



6 Red Flag Signs You Might Be Depressed

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Depression is considered one of the primary symptoms of bipolar disorder. Learn how to familiarize yourself with the common warning signs of depression.



Get to Know the Different Mood Stabilizers for...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

If you have bipolar disorder, mood stabilizers will likely be prescribed for you. These drugs treat symptoms of mania, hypomania, and depression.



9 Psychiatric Conditions That Share Symptoms...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

The 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.



What are the differences and similarities of...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

The most common disability programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income as well as Medicare and Medicaid.



What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

In Lesson 2 of Bipolar for Beginners, we take a look at what scientists believe are the causes - genetic, physical and psychological - of bipolar disorder.



What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Bipolar 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.



Why Ideas of Reference Are So Much More Than...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

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Can You Qualify for Disability if You Have...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Can those with bipolar disorder qualify for disability from the U.S. Social Security Administration? Learn about your access to SSDI and SSI.



What Is a Major Depressive Episode?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

A group of symptoms such as low mood, sadness, fatigue, insomnia and indecision must be present to confirm the diagnosis of bipolar depression.



Why There Are So Many Theories About the Cause...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Bipolar disorder can be devastating if not controlled. This article presents what researchers now consider to be the most likely causes of bipolar disorder.



13 Ways to Explain Bipolar Disorder to Others

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

The popular impression of manic depression is quite different from the reality. If you need to explain bipolar disorder, here are some helpful hints.



Here's What You Need to Know About Bipolar...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Why 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.



What is the DSM-5? Diagnostic and Statistical...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

A look at the new edition (2013) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, called the DSM-5, including some of the controversies.



Could Your Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Could your child have bipolar disorder? Read about symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, and what this might mean for your child.



Are You Having Hallucinations?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

We 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.



Toxic People in Your Life? Here's How to Spot...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Toxic 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.



Are You Suffering From Paranoia and What Should...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

A comprehensive definition of paranoia, which may be present in bipolar disorder or schizophrenia as well as several other mental illnesses.



Do You Have Cyclothymic Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

What sets cyclothymic disorder apart from the other types of bipolar disorder is that your symptoms last for months or even years without letting up.



The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Hypersexuality is said to be a symptom of the manic phase of bipolar disorder.



Bipolar Depression and Preoccupation With Death

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Concluding a 6-part series on the symptoms of bipolar depression, this article focuses on thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, and feeling dead or detached.



Everything You Need to Know About Bipolar II...

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

In 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.



How to Recognize a Manic or Hypomanic Episode

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Watch for these signs and symptoms if your friend or loved one displays them as they may signaling a bipolar manic or hypomanic episode.



The Form Of Bipolar Disorder

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Bipolar disorder has three main forms: bipolar 1, bipolar 2 and cyclothymia, which are characterized by either mania or hypomania and depression.



Should You Take Zoloft for Bipolar Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

A 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.



The Warning Signs of Bipolar Mania

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

In 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.



Bipolar Quiz - Do I Have Hypomanic Episodes?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

This 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.



Does Anthony Michael Hall Have Bipolar Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:02:20Z

Actor 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?