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  • Women and Bipolar Disorder
    While bipolar disorder affects both men and women, how the disorder is experienced and treated in both genders varies greatly. Women, for example, tend to experience more of the "rapid cycling" type of bipolar ...
  • Emerging Bipolar Therapies
    Researchers around the world currently are exploring a wide range of possible new treatments for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depression, involves episodes of extreme mood disturbance ranging from deep depression to unrestrained mania. It ...
  • What’s the Difference Between Bipolar and ADHD in Children and Teens?
    Many times a parent is faced with the possibility that their child is suffering from some type of mental health concern. It may have been suggested to them by a teacher or school counselor, or ...
  • Research Update on Treatment of Depression in Bipolar Disorder
    Depression in bipolar disorder is an important component of bipolar disorder. Yet most bipolar research prior to a few years ago focused more on the overall treatment of the disorder rather than treatments ...
  • Mood Disorders and Alcohol/Drug Use
    The term mood describes a pervasive and sustained emotional state that may affect all aspects of an individual's life and perceptions. Mood disorders are pathologically elevated or depressed disturbances of mood, and include full or ...
  • Can a Person be Diagnosed with Simultaneous Depression and Bipolar Disorder?
    Depression and bipolar disorder are virtually never diagnosed together in the same person at the same time. Both are serious mental disorders that have many treatment options available to a person diagnosed with one ...
  • Detoxing from Drugs and Alcohol
    When a young person has a dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and a bipolar disorder, most doctors choose to treat both conditions at once. This can be difficult unless the patient is in a hospital ...
  • Other Types of Treatment for the Bipolar Child
    A variety of approaches to bipolar disorders that are therapeutic but that do not rely on talk as the primary principle. These include bodywork, light therapy, and other interventions that you may hear about. Most ...
  • Psychotherapy and Bipolar Disorder
    This article describes the types of psychotherapy that appear to be most useful for people with bipolar disorders, and mentions which kinds of patients are most likely to benefit from each. As mentioned previously in ...
  • Substance Abuse and Bipolar Disorder
    According to the most recent literature on substance abuse and bipolar disorder, these two problems occur together so frequently that all young people with a bipolar diagnosis should also be assessed for drug and alcohol ...
  • Dual Diagnosis and Bipolar Disorder
    When mental health professionals use the term, "dual diagnosis," they are almost always referring to a person who has a mental illness and a substance abuse problem. Drug and alcohol abuse are far more common ...
  • Building on the Strengths of a Bipolar Child
    Many brain disorders bring with them built-in limits. Bipolar disorders do not. Some would even argue that they may equip the affected person with certain strengths: a high energy level, strong verbal skills, sometimes an ...
  • Bipolar and Starting College or Work
    The main goal of transition planning is the same for all students, regardless of their abilities or goals: preparation for the world of work. For most students, high school graduation marks a jumping-off point: some ...
  • Alternative Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
    Many people have tried at least one form of alternative medical treatment for one ailment or another, such as saw palmetto extract for prostate problems or avoiding wheat products to ease the pain of celiac ...
  • The Home Environment for the Bipolar Child
    Parents of bipolar children often change their home environment to make their child's life -- and the whole family's life -- easier. It's one of those things that moms and dads do without really thinking ...
  • Structure for the Bipolar Child
    You can structure your family life and community support system in ways that provide the best possible environment for a child or adolescent with a bipolar disorder. Some of these structures may be very different ...
  • Top 10 Signs of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    Bipolar disorder, which is also known by its older name "manic depression," is a serious mental disorder that responds to treatment with both medication and psychotherapy. Not everyone who has bipolar disorder (manic depression) experiences ...
  • Children and Psychiatric Medications
    Medications Prescribed for Childrenwith Depression, Anxiety, or ADHD One in ten of America's children has an emotional disturbance such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression or anxiety, that can cause unhappiness for the child and ...
  • Further Information about Bipolar Disorder
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information We recommend checking out further online ...
  • Self-Help Strategies for Bipolar Disorder
    There are a variety of methods you can use to help yourself with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). Individuals should take an active role in their own treatment and self-care because feeling ...
  • An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information Bipolar disorder, also known by its ...
  • Who Gets Bipolar Disorder?
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information Bipolar disorder affects about 2 million people ...
  • The Causes of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information The cause of bipolar disorder is not ...
  • Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information In everyday life, people have a variety ...
  • Phases of Bipolar Disorder
    Table of Contents: An Introduction to the Bipolar Series Who Gets Bipolar Disorder? Causes of Bipolar Disorder Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Phases of Bipolar Disorder Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Frequently Asked Questions Further Information There are a ...